CHRIS EUBANK JNR is set to challenge Renold Quinlan for the IBO super-middleweight strap at the London Olympia on February 4, live and exclusive on ITV’s new pay-per-view platform at a cost of £12-95.
The event – which has been hit by criticism amid rumours of collapse – will be promoted by Richard Poxon, and is also set to feature heavyweight contender David Price vs Christian Hammer, with former European super-bantamweight champion Kid Galahad slated to appear as he moves up to the featherweight division in the hope of snaring a shot at IBF boss, Lee Selby, later in the year. The undercard will also include the enticing clash between John Ryder and Adam Etches at middleweight.
The Chris Eubank Jnr vs Ronald Quinlan contest – which was formally announced on the London Eye just before Christmas – has met plenty of criticism, thanks to the Box Office platform, the lightly regarded IBO title, Quinlan being largely unknown, and subsequent delays in details being released to the media. Factors like the venue, ticket information, ppv cost, and the undercard were not immediately forthcoming, and resulted in speculation that the whole event had been canned.