Five rook­ies to watch out for in 2012 CHRIS EUBANK JNR

Midweek Sport - - SPORT - SIS LIVE NOVICES’ HAND­I­CAP CHASE (4)

From: Brighton. Age: 21. Divi­sion: Su­per-mid­dleweight. Pro Record: 1(1)-0

WITH his sharp-suited dad hugely in­flu­en­tial in his ca­reer, it was in­evitable that pub­lic­ity would be thrown upon the strong young­ster.

De­but op­po­nent Kir­i­las Psonko didn’t man­age to throw a shot in four rounds be­fore be­ing stopped in Manch­ester in Novem­ber. While the scrap lasted, Eubank Jr showed enough to sug­gest he is a chip off the old block and shares more than just the same ring mu­sic as his fa­ther.

He had around 25 am­a­teur con­tests but served his ap­pren­tice­ship around the world, train­ing from Las Ve­gas to An­gola. Eubank Jn r, who has signed a two-year deal with Mick Hen­nessy, will be watched more than most Bri­tish fight­ers with Chan­nel 5 screen­ing his con­tests. He ex­pects to be back in ac­tion at Black­pool Win­ter Gar­dens on Jan­uary 28.

Eubank Jnr can be­come a house­hold name.

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