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Blackwell Targets Eubank Junior

After making a successful defence of his British middleweight title, against Jack Arnfield, on Saturday night, Nick Blackwell is looking to make the Lonsdale belt his own before moving onwards and upwards.

His promoter, Mick Hennessy, would like to see Blackwell defend his title against the mandatory challenger, Chris Eubank Junior, and he had this to say about his fighter,

'He is the dark horse of the middleweight division.

'We are going after the Lonsdale belt, the European title and then a genuine world title. He can definitely win a world title and win it in style because he is the type of fighter everyone wants to see in this country - a great TV fighter.

'The board have just mandated Chris Eubank junior so let's see if he turns up.

'We'd love that fight but it needs to be said the board have already called two eliminators with Nick and Chris Eubank junior and he has pulled out of both. Who is to say he will go ahead with this mandated British title.

'We'd love him to, it would be a British super-fight, it's what everyone is in the game for. We made him a large offer to fight on this domestic route but they chose to go another way.'


As harsh as it may seem, Eubank Junior is in a position whereby the British title, at the moment, isn’t something on his radar with world titles being a priority.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 16 2015

Time: 5:00PM

 

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