Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham Preview

By Robert Ecksel on July 13, 2017
Eubank Jr. vs. Abraham Preview
“Abraham is a strong, come-forward fighter,” said Eubank Jr., “but he's one-dimensional.”

“Chris Eubank Jr. is a good fighter, like his dad. I’m expecting a tough fight, but I am confident I will beat him…”

On Saturday, July 15, at the SES Arena in Wembley, London, England, IBO super middleweight championship Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs), the Son of a Legend from Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, defends his title against “King” Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs), the former two-division world champion from Berlin, Germany, by way of Yerevan, Armenia.

Twenty-seven-year-old Chris Eubank Jr. has less experience than Abraham, who is a decade older, but like his old man, Chris Eubank Sr., who trains and manages him, the kid is a winner, having won 16 of his last 17 fights by stoppage.

“Abraham is a strong, come-forward fighter,” said Eubank Jr., “but he’s one-dimensional. He’s very good in that one dimension, but a one-dimensional fighter cannot beat me. I see a lot of holes in his game and I’m going to exploit those holes ruthlessly.”

Ruthlessness is one of Abraham’s specialties. He’s also never seen a hole he didn’t try to exploit. But Eubank Jr. has no obvious deficiencies, which is to his credit, especially in light of his namesake’s antics.

Abraham is the veteran’s veteran. He has fought everyone, sometimes several times, during his 17-year career. He is 18-4 (9 KOs) in title fights and 7-4 (4 KOs) against former or current world champions. 

He has also won 10 of his last 11 fights coming in.

“I will make sure that I’m in top shape and ready to secure a great victory,” said Abraham. “I know Chris Eubank Jr. is a good fighter, like his dad. I’m expecting a tough fight, but I am confident I will beat him.”

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