Eubank Jr. beats Abraham but can he do the same to Groves, DeGale?

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Chris Eubank Junior has done a whole lot of talking throughout his pro career, as fans know. Promising much, the reigning IBO super-middleweight champ backed up at least a few of his big words last night, shutting out the ultra-experienced Arthur Abraham in a fight that, in truth, nearly everyone expected the younger man to win.

But the Abraham victory, the best name on Eubank’s record aside from Billy Joe Saunders who defeated him, is a step in the right direction – a step towards greatness according to both Eubank the fighter and Eubank Senior, the former fighter. Eubank, aged 27 and now 25-1(19) as a pro, will now go into the upcoming, eagerly anticipated World Boxing Super Series tournament full of confidence (when has he not been?)

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Results: Eubank Jr. defeats Abraham

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Super middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) did a job in beating 37-year-old former world champion “King” Arthur Abraham (46-6, 30 KOs) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision in front of a large crowd at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.

Eubank Jr. used a lot of uppercuts and flurries to beat the German Abraham by the scores 118-110, 118-110, and 120-108. Eubank Jr. was showboating for much of the fight, showing little in the way of respect for Abraham, who couldn’t muster enough offense to make it a fight.

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Chris Eubank Jr. Arthur Abraham weigh-in results

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Update: Abraham finally makes weight. Weights: Eubank Jr. 167.5, Abraham 168

Super-middleweight rivals Chris Eubank Junior and Arthur Abraham have weighed-in for tomorrow night’s IBO title defence by Eubank Jr. and though both men look to be in fantastic physical condition, challenger Abraham actually failed to make the 168 pound limit.

Abraham was all smiles as he climbed onto the scale, but he tipped in at 12 stone 1LB and 5 oz, a little over 169 pounds. According to IBO rules, Abraham has until later this afternoon (around 4PM UK time) to shed the excess weight and come in at 168. Eubank, looking as stern as ever, tipped in at 11 stone 13LBS and 3 oz.

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Chris Eubank on quitting: It’s not in the warrior’s code. You don’t have the right to quit

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Former world champ and British superstar Chris Eubank is certainly an interesting person; perplexing even – he always has been. Long retired, the vocal, eccentric guiding force behind his son, Chris Eubank Junior, gave an interview with BBC Radio 5 yesterday.

The main subject was quitting, or not quitting. Eubank, a fighter who certainly went beyond the call when it came to proving his toughness, mentally and physically, during his thrilling ring career, said again that quitting is the ultimate sin. Fighters, Eubank insists, do not have “the right” to quit in any fight; that the referee is the only man who can stop a fight.

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Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Arthur Abraham world title fight fact sheet

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Chris Eubank Jr v Arthur Abraham is on ITV Box Office on Saturday.

Chris Eubank Jr squared up to his opponent in Saturday night’s world title fight Arthur Abraham in what’s believed to be the world’s highest boxing ring – on top of ITV’s studios in London.

Going toe-to-toe on the canvas in a specially-constructed ring atop the 24-storey, 85-metre high The London Studios tower on the Southbank, Eubank and Abraham are building up to their bout at the SSE Arena Wembley this weekend, screened live and exclusively by ITV’s pay per view channel, ITV Box Office.

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