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Chris Eubank Jr. Would Consider Returning To Middleweight

Chris Eubank Jr. (26-2, 20 KOs) has no issue with heading back to the middleweight limit of 160 - for the right fight.

Last year, Eubank made a full move to super middleweight and captured the IBO title. He then entered the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament.

In the first round, he knocked out Avni Yildirim last October to enter the semi-finals.

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Eubank was knocked out of the tournament on Saturday night in Manchester, when he dropped a twelve round unanimous decision to WBA world champion George Groves.

During the fight, Eubank did appear to have the same punching power that he displayed at 160. He was never able to hurt Groves or push the bigger man around.

Eubank found his most success in the final round, when Groves suffered a shoulder injury.

Two options that would have him remain at 168, is IBF champion Caleb Truax and the man he beat, James DeGale.

"I'm going to take whatever route I can take to win a world title. The man who George beat - James DeGale - he's out there," said Eubank.

"That's a potential fight for me and there are some great fights out there at middleweight, so it's just a case of which one we can get first. When you are fighting a man who is over a stone heavier than you, you feel it. You feel it in the punches and in the clinches. You learn from every bout. The answer about my chin was answered tonight. I stuck it out, I'm a warrior and I don't stop.

"This is boxing and you don't always get things your own way. It was a great fight and I felt I did enough in the late rounds to nick it, but George had a great game plan. I felt like I was getting a lot of success inside. He caught me with a few jabs here and there and I guess that was enough to win some of the rounds."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alexguiness on 02-21-2018

If he wss sh1t at 168 and sh1t at 160, he is...sH1t. His best win was either Abraham or O'Sullivan FFS. Lets just have some honesty for a change, he's unskilled and overhyped...even AFTER getting beaten comprehensively by Groves.

Comment by PittyPat on 02-21-2018

[quote]During the fight, Eubank [b]did appear to have the same punching power[/b] that he displayed at 160.[/quote] Oh for fu... [color=white].........[/color]

Comment by Shadoww702 on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;18499647]English isn't a trainer if you ask me.[/QUOTE] Lol. McGuigan called them a bunch of PE Teachers. And it showed. He looks muscular and in good shape but boxing he did lil of.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 02-19-2018

Lets do a poll??? Anyone really believe Eubank only lost because of size??? I dont.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=IlikeBikeTython;18499777]Are you joking? Groves looked huge compared to Eubank Jr. He was 185lbs and Eubank was 170. This was confirmed by the British broadcasters. With the norm in boxing today being that you cut a bunch of weight in order…

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