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    Default Chris Eubank Jr v Anatoli Muratov - 2nd October 2021

    Chris Eubank Jr has his sights set on a super-fight against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in 2022 as he believes the event would fill 'the biggest stadium' in Britain.

    The former WBA interim middleweight champion will face German pro boxer Sven Elbir at the SSE Arena in London on October 2.

    But the 31-year-old already has one eye on a lucrative blockbuster bout against Canelo Alvarez, 30, if he can find a way past Elbir.

    Eubank Jr told Sky Sports: "He's the only one I would move up a weight again to fight and yeah, he is running out of guys to fight.

    "Nobody wants to fight him and the guys that do want to fight him, [they] don't actually want to fight him.

    "They want to get in the ring and survive and not get knocked out, and get their pay day.

    "I don't care about any of that. I want to beat him. I want to fight fire with fire. The fans know that.

    "That fight is definitely a fight that can happen, and I think next year, we'll be pushing hard for that."

    Eubank Jr (30-2, 22 KOs) is back at home in Brighton to finish off his training camp and couldn't resist a dig at his old rival Billy Joe Saunders.

    Saunders, 32, was forced to undergo surgery to repair his broken eye socket after he suffered a beating at the hands of the Mexican earlier this year.

    But Eubank Jr remains undeterred.

    "I mean who else is there? Beats Saunders, beats Callum Smith, there's nobody else," he added.

    "It would fill the biggest stadium."

    Eubank Jr admits he has got nothing against Alvarez personally.

    In fact, he regards it as strictly business, since he just wants to prove he is the best in the world.

    "It's not even a UK thing, it's a world thing," he explained. "Who else in the world does everyone want to see fight Canelo? You've got Caleb Plant but there's all this politics.

    "Nobody at middleweight is trying to fight him. Golovkin has fought him twice already.

    "People want some new, fresh blood to get in there and test him and that's me."

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/boxi...cid=entnewsntp
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank Jr v Sven Elbir - 2nd October 2021

    Chris Eubank Jr responds to Billy Joe Saunders' £5m fight demand

    Eubank Jr has responded to Saunders fight demand for £5million for the pair to meet again, labelling the middleweight as having no credibility left in the sport and questioning his bargaining power

    Chris Eubank Jr has ridiculed Billy Joe Saunders' £5million rematch demand, claiming his rival has lost his credibility.

    Saunders was defeated by pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez after retiring on the stool as a result of a fractured orbital bone injury in the eighth round when the Mexican unleashed some lethal combinations.

    As a result of his defeat, Saunders' future remains uncertain in the sport after revealing that he was considering retirement after losing his undefeated record and world title belt.

    But Eubank Jr has responded to Saunders' pay demands for a potential rematch branding him as having "no power and no credibility" in the sport.

    "I heard him say he’s demanding £5m,” Eubank Jr told talkSPORT's Fight Night. “The funny thing is he’s not in a position to be demanding anything, he has no belt, he has no credibility in the sport after quitting against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez after saying he’d die before taking a knee in the ring.


    “He has no credibility, he has no power in the sport so he can’t be saying he wants £5m, he’ll get what he’s given. I’m the A-side and once he understands that we can talk.

    “It [the rivalry] used to burn inside, now he’s not on my radar. He has nothing – he has no respect, he has no belt.

    “He needs me. I’m his only option, he has literally no one else to fight. Whereas I have an untold amount of names and fights that are available to me over the next year or two. Huge, huge fights.

    “As long as things are on my terms we can make it happen and I’m sure we will at some point in the future.”

    Eubank Jr will make his own ring return as part of BOXXER's new roster of talent that will be broadcast on Sky Sports as they continue their mission in boxing.

    But the 31-year-old has questioned the validity of Saunders' eye injury, and has revealed that he is targeting Gennady Golovkin over his domestic rival.

    “He lambasted Daniel Dubois after an eye injury, a real eye injury," Eubank Jr continued. "There was nothing wrong with Saunders, he got a black eye but there was no smashed orbital bone, there was no broken eye socket, there was no proof of that – that was all a sham.

    “It’s not something that’s super important to me. Obviously he has a win over me so I want to avenge that but I’m not going to go out of my way, I’m not going to break my back to make that fight.

    “Golovkin has run out of guys to fight, he’s in a corner, he has to defend his belt and who does everyone want to see him fight? Who’s he going to make the most money with or against? That’s me.

    “If push comes to shove, we’ll get the belt and use it but I don’t think it’ll come to that. That is a path to go down, get the belt and then fight GGG after.”

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxin...billy-24920408
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    Default Re: Chris Eubank Jr v Sven Elbir - 2nd October 2021

    David Avanesyan: Eddie Hearn said Conor Benn is 'not ready' to fight me yet

    David Avanesyan, the dangerous 33-year-old Russian, is the bogeyman of the welterweight division.

    Avanesyan (27-3-1, 15 KOs) will make the fourth defence of his European title against Liam Taylor fighting on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jr's bout against Sven Elbir.

    Eubank Jr, 31, will make his comeback at Wembley Arena in London on October 2.

    Avanesyan will be a part of the supporting act, as he puts his title on the line against mandatory challenger Taylor, following his crushing sixth-round knockout of the previously unbeaten Josh Kelly at the same venue on February 20.

    The 33-year-old Avanesyan has had difficulty trying to find opponents willing to fight him in the ring, but he will face a live underdog in the form of Taylor, who is currently on an incredible 13-fight unbeaten streak.

    'After this, I want a big fight, and a world title'

    "I don't understand why Jordy Weiss didn't take this fight," Avanesyan told GIVEMESPORT.

    "Liam Taylor is number three I think for my title.

    "My manager told me this French guy doesn't want the fight, your next opponent will be Liam Taylor, I said, 'Okay, I need to fight, it's been five or six months after fighting Kelly.'

    "Now my focus is on October 2. I need to win. I have given everything to win this fight.

    "After this, I want a big fight, and a world title, understand? I will have fought at European level five times.

    "I want a world title in my next fight. I want big names. I believe I will get a big fight soon."

    'He's a bit of an avoided man'
    Avanesyan has returned to Newark to finish his training camp after spending some time in his native country of Russia.

    "Yeah, I mean obviously it is frustrating because we feel like he should be pushing on now," Avanesyan's trainer Carl Greaves told GIVEMESPORT.

    "Obviously he's won the European title, he's defended it three times, so yeah, he's a bit of an avoided man.

    "Who is going to want to take on David Avanesyan? He's flying high, he's in the form of his life, he's high risk, probably low reward for some people.

    "But the thing we've got to do is we've got to get in that mandatory position.

    "I think we're No. 5 across the board in all the world organisations so I think he can't be avoided if he gets to that mandatory position.

    "I think the only way to get to a mandatory position is to get a final eliminator for a world title, win that, and then obviously get the world title fight."

    Eddie Hearn said he's not ready for David'

    Greaves also claimed that Eddie Hearn has told Conor Benn to stay well away from Avanesyan.

    He added: "Listen, Conor is a fighting man.

    "Well, he talks like he's a fighting man, so I presume he is one, but whether he wants David or not I don't know.

    "I know his trainer Tony Sims, he don't want David, I know Eddie Hearn said he's not ready for David, he wanted a couple more fights.

    "So that's the reason why we're in this position defending the European title against Liam Taylor.

    "Fair play to Liam Taylor, he's stepped up to the plate, shown balls that many other fighters haven't got, so you've got to give him massive respect.

    "Like I say, he's a good fighter, he deserves his opportunity.

    "Whether he'll be good enough or not, I don't know, David has proven he is above European level, so we'll see."

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank Jr v Sven Elbir - 2nd October 2021

    Who the hell is Sven Elbir??

    Has Roy Jones jumped ship?

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank Jr v Sven Elbir - 2nd October 2021

    Chris Eubank Jr will now fight Anatoli Muratov on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, after Sven Elbir tested positive for coronavirus.

    Britain's middleweight contender returns at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday and victory would keep Eubank Jr on course for a WBA title shot this year.

    His new opponent, Muratov, is ranked No 7 by the WBA after winning 24 of his 27 bouts, racking up 17 knockouts in that time and losing only twice.

    Eubank Jr says he is more fired up than ever to fulfil his world title ambitions after seeing his friend Anthony Joshua lose his belts in Saturday's unanimous points defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

    "Absolutely, I'm fired up," said Eubank Jr, who joined the Sky Sports team at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    "Obviously Anthony Joshua is a friend of mine. I'm a little deflated that he lost, but it's part of the game. We've all been there.

    "If anything, this makes me want to fight even harder. I know the feelings he's going through now.

    "The first thing you want to do is get back in the ring and win. We're going to put on a hell of a show."

    Eubank Jr produced a dominant points win over Marcus Morrison, in his first fight with new trainer Roy Jones Jr in May.

    The 32-year-old says he resisted the desire to seek an early stoppage, but plans to unleash his ruthless instincts this weekend.

    "I can be whatever I want to be," Eubank Jr told Sky Sports. "It all depends on what I'm trying to achieve on the given night.

    "On that given night, I wanted to achieve 10 rounds. I wanted to experience what it was like to have Roy Jones in my corner, and to listen to his instructions, and to shake off some of that ring rust.

    "I had been out of the ring for a long, long time.

    "Could I have stopped the fight earlier? Yes, but that wasn't my goal.

    "That's not how it's always going to be. Fighters need to understand that was a freak occurrence. Most of the time, if I see an opportunity, I'm going to take it. You're going to go.

    "On that occasion, it wasn't the case, but in my next performance I will be looking for the stoppage early."

    Chris Eubank Jr returns on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

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    Default Re: Chris Eubank Jr v Sven Elbir - 2nd October 2021

    I like how the first article made it very clear that Elbir, is a pro boxer. Just to avoid any confusion.

    Eubank is still banging the next gen drum ain't he? OK he literally is the next gen Eubank But I have issues with a 32 year old calling him self next gen. He should go full Prince and call himself the artists formerly known as next gen.

    I can't lie. Back in the day I was quite excited about Eubank Junior. Great chin, great engine. I thought he'd be murder for anyone. Pretty sure I said he'd have the beating of GGG

    It's not really panned out as expected. Some OK wins. fluffed his lines a bit in the BJS fight. That was winnable but he pretty much handed the first half of the fight to Saunders. Groves was still a bit too much. I think he hurt Eubank early and put him firmly in his box.

    It feels like it's 2016, or 17, or 18..... with him still chirping Canelo and GGG's names.
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