World ranked middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (21-1,16 KOs) of the United Kingdom is steadily getting himself back in to serious world title contention. In 2014 and unbeaten Eubank Jr. faced fellow unbeaten British fighter Billy Joe Saunders. Eubank Jr. seemed very tentative the first half of the fight. He did come on strong in the final 3 championship rounds but it was too little too late. Flash forward to 2016 and Saunders is still unbeaten and a world champion.
Eubank Jr. showed no ill effects from the as he took on unbeaten Dmitry Chudinov in next fight. Eubank Jr. was a heavy underdog even though he was fighting at home. He really punished Chudinov and was able to stop him late in the fight to win the WBA interim middleweight title. His last fight was a domestic showdown with 21-1 Gary O’Sullivan who he stopped inside the distance as well.
Eubank Jr. sees himself in another domestic showdown with Nick Blackwell (19-3-1,8KOs) this Saturday. The bout will be a 12 round main event with the BBBofC British middleweight title at stake. The site of the event will be the Wembley Arena, in Wembley, London. Eubank Jr. is a heavy favorite but what’s more important is that he wins and remains active. The middleweight division is a very hot division headlined by Gennady GGG Golovkin. The rematch with Saunders now a world champion would be huge in the United Kingdom. A win over Blackwell on Saturday can see Eubank Jr. land himself a very big fight in 2016 at some point.