Chris Eubank Jnr. came face-to-face with Interim WBA World Middleweight Champion Dmitry Chudinov in London today ahead of their huge clash on Saturday 28th February at London’s O2 arena.
Eubank aims to rebound from his sole career defeat to Billy Joe Saunders last November by defeating the hard Russian and a victory could see him get a rematch with the Hatfield ace.
Chudinov, in attendance with well respected Russian manager and promoter Vlad Hrunov, says he will defeat the son of the British great and return to his homeland a hero.
Cudinov v Eubank joint headlines a massive fight card with Tyson Fury’s European and WBO International Heavyweight Title defence against Christian Hammer, plus five further big title fights featuring British star Liam Walsh, Bradley Skeete, Frank Buglioni, Lewis Pettitt and Ahmet Patterson, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
Brighton ace Eubank said, “I’m glad to have met my adversary face-to-face, man-to-man, for the first time and I know what I’m up against,”
“On paper he’s the Interim World Champion and the man I must beat to get the belt, but having seen him face-to-face and looked him deep in the eyes, I see a man who is up against insurmountable odds,”
“I think for once in a fight the roles are reversed and I’m coming in the good guy and he’s coming in the bad guy, I just want my country to be behind me and I can’t wait for the day I fight in an opponents backyard,”
“This is now all about me and getting to where I should be. I know that beating Chudinov and getting the title it will open doors for me and one of them could be a rematch Saunders,”
Moscow hitman Chudinov said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to defeat the son of one of the greats of world boxing,”
“Every in Russia knows of Chris Eubank, by beating his son it will turn me into a national hero and then I can go and get the super-fights against Golovkin,”
“Eubank talks a lot, I am a man of few words and I do all my talking in the ring and come February 28th, I will do all the talking with my fists,”
“In my last fight I boxed in front of over 100,000 people in Russia, coming to London will have no worries for me.”
Promoter Frank Warren adds that a victory Chris Eubank Jnr. says a victory against Interim WBA World Middleweight Champion Dmitry Chudinov unlock rematch against rival Billy Joe Saunders.
“If Chris wants the rematch with Saunders then he knows what he must do, beat Chudinov and he’ll fight the winner out of Andy Lee and Saunders in their WBO World title fight which will be a huge fight.”
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