LET US EN­TER­TAIN YOU

Ju­nior is a fierce tal­ent and could in­vade Las Ve­gas later this year

Boxing News - - Guest Column - Chris Eubank Snr Ex-two-weight world cham­pion

EV­ERY­THING is go­ing ab­so­lutely on point. We are on time, we are on sched­ule and we are fierce, we are en­ter­tain­ingly fierce. He [Eubank Jnr] is charis­matic and fierce in the ring. Arthur Abra­ham is like a Ger­man tank, he’s com­ing to bring war to Chris Eubank Jnr. We know what he’s go­ing to do, he’s go­ing to bring war, he’s go­ing to try and steam­roll Ju­nior and it will be good to see whether Ju­nior has what we think he has, which is all the tools to deal with ev­ery­one and any­one in box­ing at mid­dleweight, su­per-mid­dleweight and even light-heavy­weight. He has the strength of a light-heavy­weight and the speed of a mid­dleweight and he can do all those weights.

He’s fresh, he’s not a fighter that’s been mis­used. He’s been built and he’s been man­aged by a fel­low par­tic­i­pant in me. So we’re on sched­ule.

It’s not sup­posed to be easy, it’s a busi­ness, it’s a mar­ket­place and the mar­ket­place is con­trolled by the great pro­mot­ers who are around to­day, without men­tion­ing any names. So to ac­tu­ally get into one of the lanes is dif­fi­cult, it’s com­pli­cated, but we are mak­ing head­way. We are cre­at­ing this av­enue, ITV Box Of­fice is here.

If I fight in a year’s time, who’s to say that we can’t get eight mil­lion buys? Or 10 mil­lion buys, why not? The ITV viewer does not have to pay a monthly sub­scrip­tion, whereas on Sky you do. Over and above that is the pay-per-view buy. The fact is, four times a year, the ITV viewer can buy the fight, which is not even the equiv­a­lent of a month’s sub­scrip­tion with Sky Sports. Who’s to say that with 50 mil­lion TV screens, we can’t get eight mil­lion buys? ITV is en­cour­ag­ing me to stay with them be­cause of this re­al­ity, and that is why we are stay­ing with them.

We shall see, ITV. We’re go­ing to be with you. And you, the public, we’re go­ing to en­ter­tain you be­cause we are fierce. I am in my way as a teacher and Ju­nior is in his way as a ter­mi­na­tor. He un­der­stands no rea­son when it comes to ne­go­ti­at­ing a win, he has no con­sid­er­a­tion, the idea is to seek and de­stroy, which is ex­actly what he’s go­ing to do come July 15 against Arthur Abra­ham.

I’ve been train­ing my­self. Ev­ery­thing’s a pos­si­bil­ity. ITV has – I don’t want to say begged – but they have been en­cour­ag­ing me to stay with them be­cause of the amount of view­ers that are ac­tu­ally ca­pa­ble of buy­ing into a fight. And that’s over and above what Ju­nior brings, which is this new gen­er­a­tion of fight­ers. He’s a su­per fighter, I be­lieve him to be that.

If you, the arm­chair critic or the jour­nal­is­tic critic, do not be­lieve he is then ex­plain to me. Let me see why you don’t think he is and proof will be proven again on July 15.

There’s Ge­orge Groves, who has the WBA ti­tle. We’ve been try­ing to make this fight against Abra­ham an elim­i­na­tor for James De­gale’s IBF cham­pi­onship. We are ac­tively look­ing to be on the show when Floyd May­weather fights Conor Mcgre­gor. He could also be on the Gen­nady Golovkin-canelo Al­varez card on Septem­ber 16. He is fierce, he’s look­ing for these fights.

Ju­nior will take care of this one first and once he does, we’ll see if we can bring the Bri­tish con­tin­gent to Las Ve­gas.

I’m a fighter, so any­one who puts box­ing on the world map I re­spect. What peo­ple for­get is that Muham­mad Ali, the fa­ther of box­ing, had con­tests against wrestlers and the like. This type of con­tro­versy is good. I hope May­weather-mcgre­gor sticks be­cause if it does, then Ju­nior may do the cross­over him­self. So we are in­spired by Floyd May­weather and Conor Mcgre­gor and Conor, if you want to know how to beat May­weather, I be­lieve I’m the only man who ac­tu­ally has the way to do it. Why? Be­cause of 19 world cham­pi­onship wins, be­cause of the five world cham­pi­onship losses, be­cause of the se­vere beat­ings I have taken. I have an ex­pe­ri­enced knowl­edge that can aid you. So come and find me.

Photo: MARK ROBIN­SON

BAT­TLE-READY: Eubank Jnr [left] will not shy away from Abra­ham

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