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Panel: Do you think Chris Eubank Jr will ever win a world title?

Chris Eubank Jnr vs Lerrone Richards
We ask a panel of experts whether Chris Eubank Jr will ever win a recognised world championship

Dave Coldwell
Leading trainer

I don’t like to write fighters off because a lot can happen in boxing; timing, opportunity, a weak champion. But what I would say is in order for him to do so he has to show a lot of improvements to what I’ve seen already. Middleweight, it’s a tough division.

Lisa Whiteside
Commonwealth Games gold medallist

In his bout at the weekend he got caught more than I expected him too but he was boxing after a long lay-off. For him to become a world champion I feel he would have to improve massively and get the right champion at the right time. He has a great chin and his new coach, the legendary Roy Jones, is very knowledgeable so only time will tell.

Chris Eubank Jr
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Mickey Helliet
Boxing manager

Eubank Jnr has come on loads since he turned pro and already proved a lot of doubters wrong but he hasn’t been anywhere near active enough to show that he can reach the pinnacle of world boxing.

Andy Clarke
Commentator & podcaster

Yes, I do. Now he’s back at his proper weight of 160lbs I think it will happen. He’s at number 1 with the WBA and a fight vs their champion, Ryo Murata, I believe would be winnable. I’d also give him a fighting chance against the other champions in the division.

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