News | Feb 24 2019

Chris Eubank Jr could now move down to middleweight as he pursues world title shot

'This was a career-defining fight for me, this was make or break, do or die,' says Chris Eubank Jr
Chris Eubank Jr
James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

CHRIS EUBANK JR is to explore returning to middleweight after reviving his career with a victory that leaves James DeGale facing retirement.

The 29-year-old dominated their grudge super-middleweight match-up at London’s O2 Arena, knocking DeGale down twice to secure the finest win of his career and put himself back into contention for a world title challenge.

He has been fighting at 168lbs since February 2017, yet continued to appear a natural middleweight. He had long suggested a return there would give him his greatest chance of success.

 

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