Chris Eubank Jr could win a world title against Demetrius Andrade, said promoter Eddie Hearn, who warns the Briton could face a steep drop as well.
Eubank Jr fights Marcus Morrison on Saturday Sky Sports ticket office undercard – in the two years since his career-best win over James DeGale, he’s seen fewer than two rounds of action in the ring.
“I would love to see him fight Demetrius Andrade,” said Hearn, who promotes the undefeated American WBO middleweight champion.
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“[Eubank Jr] is already the interim WBA champion.
“If he can handle Morrison in style, it’s a fight that can be done this summer in the UK.
“Eubank Jr has a great chin, a fantastic work pace, he can hit a bit, he’s extremely hard. He won’t be easy for the guys to beat. He will always be in some exciting fights.”
The son of legendary Chris Eubank is now 31 and based his training in Florida under the direction of American boxing icon Roy Jones Jr, who will be in his corner for the first time on Saturday.
But Hearn, recalling Eubank Jr’s previous losses, warned: “His career will now unfold in two ways.
“Everyone says [this upcoming fight against Morrison] should be a routine and brutal performance by Eubank Jr.
“But he’s only done one full turn in two years!
“Its peak may have come in the fight of George Groves. He’s been around for a while now, he’s not a young puppy.
“Think of the loss of Billy Joe Saunders, the loss of Groves. He beat the elderly and injured James DeGale.
“At this point he will either be beaten by someone he shouldn’t be beaten with. Or he will mature, learn the sport, understand the sport.”
Eubank Jr has already said Sky Sports about his new trainer Jones Jr: “Mentally is the most important part. Physically? I’m 31, I won’t be a changed fighter, my style is what it is. he tweaked or made me focus, but the main change is the way I mentally approach these fights.
“The tactics, the thinking process, the state of mind that I have now are different.
“Being with him will add years to my career.
“It’s not about going to war every time anymore. It’s about being smart and not being hit.”
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