Feature | Feb 17 2018

Chris Eubank Jr – Five revealing moments

Pivotal points and telling occasions in the career of Chris Eubank Jr
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Chris Eubank Jr vs Avni Yildirim - IBO World Super-Middleweight Title & World Boxing Super Series Quarter Final  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

TONIGHT (Saturday February 17) at Manchester Arena, the highly anticipated World Boxing Super Series semi-final between WBA super-middleweight king George Groves and challenger Chris Eubank Jr takes place. Ahead of the mouth-watering British superfight, we take a look at five revealing moments from Eubank’s career so far.

November 29, 2014 – Coming on strong against Saunders

Fighting Billy Joe Saunders for the British, Commonwealth and European middleweight titles represented a huge leap up in class for Eubank. A slow start eventually proved costly, as he lost via split decision, but his strong finish meant that he pushed Saunders extremely hard in the second half of the contest. He may have lost, but Eubank nonetheless proved that his Spartan-like fitness and stamina make him a dangerous foe in the latter stages of fights.