Chris Eubank Jr. has signed a new promotional pact ahead of his next fight.
The second generation faces James DeGale on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London.
Eubank Jr., who will be taking instructions from Nate Vasquez on the night, takes on the former two-time IBF super-middleweight champion, exclusively live on ITV Box Office, for the vacant IBO strap at the weight.
And he has revealed in the build-up to the showdown that he has signed a deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.
Eubank Jr., 29, told FightHype during a recent interview that there will be a new side to him in the fight with DeGale.
“I’m not just going to be all heart. Everyone knows I’ve got that, everyone knows I’m strong and can do things, but I’m not just going to be a completely different fighter,” he said. “I do think, though, that you’ll see a new side to me and to what I can do. I’ll be more focused and more strategic way of fighting.
“You’ve got to be smart and you have to things effectively and at the right times. I’m with Al Haymon and PBC now, I’m on their roster for the foreseeable future – at least the next three fights.
“It’s a great establishment and he is a very, very wise man who has built an empire and I’m very happy with the situation I’m in with him and his team.”
Eubank Jr. went on to say that his father, Chris Sr. who slated the aforementioned DeGale for celebrating in a nightclub back in 2011 after winning the European title against Poland’s Piotr Wilczewski five months after his defeat at the hands of George Groves, met with Haymon in the wake of his own defeat to Groves 12 months ago and planned the future.
“I don’t know how they met or how they got in contact, but at some point after the Groves fight [at Manchester Arena], they sat down and discussed my future and eventually came to an agreement where we would have a certain amount of fights together and see how things go.
“Al was able to get ITV on board and obviously I have a lot of history with them already so it was a natural thing for me to fight on there and there is a possibility, for sure, that I could fight on PBC events Stateside at some point in the next few fights.”
Article by: Elliot Foster