Chris Eubank Jr wanted to make a bigger impact with his next fight announcement and that’s certainly what he did.

On Wednesday it was announced that Eubank Jr will face former two-weight champion, Arthur Abraham. The German-Armenian has massive amounts experience and is considered to be one of Eubank Jr’s toughest tests.

The British fighter recognises that this is a very good opportunity to silence his critics who claim that he’s had too many easy fights.

“This is a chance to silence the haters. I have had them from the moment I stepped in the ring but that’s part and parcel of the sport. This fight will silence one or two because people like to say I haven’t been tested and you can’t say this against a man like him,” said Eubank Jr in an interview with The Sun.

The 27-year old fighter tells that the negative comments fuel him and give ‘motivation’ to be better.

“It does motivate me, I have dealt with it all my career. People say it is all because of my father but it doesn’t matter what your name is if you can’t fight,” explained Eubank Jr.

The experienced Abraham will challenge Eubank Jr for the IBO super middleweight championship. The fight is scheduled to happen on July 15th at Wembley Arena.