Chris Eubank Jr tells Sky Sports about devoting his time to get big-name fights, peaking in a’perfect’ era, and visualising himself as the world’s best.
Eubank Jr may declare that despite enrolling the win on his slate far 2019 hasn’t gone exactly to plan. Back at a congested O2 Arena at London in February, Eubank Jr – even though conceding experience and dimension – out-hustled a match James DeGale to capture the best win of his profession.
Boxing’s studious jury, an extremely harsh bunch, had reserved judgement on Eubank’s progress after losses to Billy Joe Saunders at 2014, along with George Groves at the start of this past year, however the win over DeGale supplied Eubank Jr using a prized platform, ready made to build on.
Fast forward seven weeks and Eubank, still very much that the pugilist that is favorable, could admit that success over DeGale has been meant to be the beginning of a 2019 that could see him boost his profile and add wins. Eubank has waited patiently for his chance as he murdered in the wake since handing DeGale the next reduction of his career, and the one.
“I can’t give you an specific date but hope to see me in the ring about two to three months,” revealed Eubank Jr into Sky Sports. “The plan for this season was three fights and it doesn’t seem like that is likely to be the situation today. That does not mean that anything has changed in regards but that I did fully intend to get a busy 2019.
“The triumph over DeGale felt satisfying for several reasons as it proved what I’ve understood all along. There was lots of who had any doubts regarding my position within this game, but I’ve always believed in myself and that is how it has always been.”
Eubank Jr spirit was a trademark of the Brighton fighter because creating his professional bow in 2011. Another boxer with an admirable soul, the willpower in winning losing attempts of Eubank Jr, has been recorded. With a few doubts regarding his ceiling the 29-year-old maintains it and his lack of stunt has been instilled in him.
“If people understood what I’ve sacrificed then they’d know why I put a lot into every fight. It has been my life for so long as I can remember as well as means that there can not be no other manner. I have been hungry for success and that appetite is with me.
“I see myself as the best fighter on the planet and that is because I have to. There can’t be no other way. I can not go into a struggle with another names which are around my burden, who want the exact same as me, rather than feel that I’m better than them”
On his future, Eubank Jr is determined that just the stages appeal to him. “I’m probably as close to my peak as I’m ever going to be, therefore the next phase of my career is really where I need to actually step up and make my mark at the largest fights.
“These next few years is where, I think, people will find the very best version of me. I am peaking at the perfect time for the very best names out there and folks will see when the huge struggles are created.”