By: Hans Themistode
Chris Eubank Jr. spent the whole lot of his 2020 sitting on the sidelines. He’ll now look to make his second journey to the ring in a five-month span.
The previous WBA “interim” middleweight titleholder will tackle journeymen Sven Elbir in the primary occasion slot at Wembley Enviornment, in the UK, on October 2nd.
Since dropping to George Groves within the World Boxing Tremendous Sequence, Eubank Jr. has gone on to win 4 in a row. In December of 2019, Eubank Jr. turned an interim titlist with a win over Matt Korobov. Eubank Jr. would then go to defend that title towards Marcus Morrison earlier this yr in Might, outpointing his man over ten rounds.
Eubank Jr.’s title reign, nonetheless, was truncated because of the WBA sanctioning physique eradicating the proliferation of interim world titles in all weight courses. Whereas he not has a championship draped over his shoulder, Eubank Jr. continues to be hoping that he’ll tackle a few of the division’s greatest names in WBC belt holder Jermall Charlo and IBF titlist, Gennadiy Golovkin.
As for Elbir, regardless of his 18-1 document, the German native figures to be a substantial underdog. The 27-year-old is at present unranked within the prime ten in any of the 4 main sanctioning our bodies. No matter that, Elbir has reeled off six consecutive wins since dropping a detailed resolution to Patrick Wojcicki in 2018.
Of Elbir’s six victories, 5 have come earlier than the sound of the ultimate bell.