Chris Eubank won his first title Saturday night by easily defeating Renold Quinlan in ten rounds to pick up the IBO super-middleweight title.
This was Eubank Jr.’s first appearance at the weight and he had no issues battering Quinlan in every round. The fight ceased any semblance of competitiveness after a sixth round that saw Eubank stun Quinlan with a left hook and punish him on the ropes before the bell. Eubank spent the remaining rounds alternating between showboating and outpointing Quinlan before a barrage of shots forced the tenth round TKO.
In his post-fight interview, Eubank Jr. was adamant that he can still make 160 to face Gennady Golovkin or rematch Billy Joe Saunder. At 168, he wants a UK showdown with James DeGale.
“I’m coming for everybody,” said Eubank Jr. “DeGale, I want the rest of those teeth. I’m putting them on my mantle. I’m coming for you… Of course I want Golovkin, of course I want Saunders. Step up. We’ve got the platform now, let’s get these fights going.”