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Chris Eubank Jr: I'd Consider Switch To MMA - If Money is Right

Chris Eubank Jr would consider a switch from boxing to MMA, but only if the money was right.

The 28-year-old has a 25-1 record since debuting in 2012, with a fight against Avni Yildirim up next on Saturday.

However, if a significant offer came his way, IBO super middleweight champion Eubank would be open to the idea of ending his boxing career to take up UFC.

"If the money is there, I will entertain the thought of transferring over to MMA," he told The Sun. "But, like I said before, you'd have to pay me a lot because, financially, I'm in a very secure position in the boxing world. So it will have to take a lot to pull me out of that position to MMA fight - but anything's possible."

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For now, though, Eubank's focus remains on facing Yildrim in the quarter-finals of the super middleweight portion of the World Boxing Super Series, which he is confident he can win.

"Training is going very well - I'm already at the weight required," he added. "As far as what I want to achieve - or should I say, 'what I'm going to achieve' - is great success in this tournament.

"I'm going in there to dominate these guys and prove to them that I'm the number one middleweight in the world, take this world title, take this Muhammad Ali trophy.

"That's my current goal and I'm very close to achieving it."

In 2015, Eubank Jr. stopped Tony Jeter (20-4-1) in the second round to capture the Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight crown. Eubank Jr. captured his International Boxing Organization (IBO) title this past February, knocking out Renold Quinlan (11-0) in the tenth round.

In his most recent action, the skilled Brit got the biggest victory of his career thus far - by securing a dominating twelve round unanimous decision over multiple time world champion Arthur Abraham (46-5) in his first and only world title defense to date.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sammybee on 10-06-2017

I hope McGregor heard Eubank Jr...

Comment by Eff Pandas on 10-06-2017

[QUOTE=A.K;18116199]How is the money better in mma he's bull****ing[/QUOTE] He's saying IF the money was right he'd go to MMA. It currently isn't so obviously he wouldn't. Its possible that could change at some point, but I doubt thats within…

Comment by moltres. on 10-06-2017

reading inbetween the lines.. he’d fight connor if its good money and im sure that would be a big fight @ 170

Comment by Kiowhatta on 10-06-2017

That curious shaped bitter-tasting apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Get over yourself Jr. You ducked your way out of the MW division to become an obscure IBO SMW champ, now you want to fight in a league that…

Comment by LockardTheGOAT on 10-06-2017

Someone like him would make around the same amount of money as he does in boxing. Him getting his ass kicked and being wildly unsuccessful is a much bigger reason for not trying the sport, me thinks.

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