Chris Eubank Jr vs Renold Quinlan






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On December 13, 2016 . announced via his Facebook page that he would be making his debut in the super-middleweight division on ITV Box Office. The last time ITV showed live boxing was in July 2015, when Carl Frampton defended his IBF world super-bantamweight title against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. In the same post, stated he would be fighting 27 year old Australian boxer Renold Quinlan (11-1, 7 KOs) for his IBO super-middleweight title. Quinlan won the then vacant IBO title defeating former world champion Daniel Geale in October via knockout in round two. The date of the fight was confirmed to be February 4, 2017 with the venue being at the Lee Valley VeloPark, Olympic Park, in London

Following the announcement of the fight, jnr hit back at fans on social media who claimed the IBO belt isn't a 'real world title', "That title has been held by some of the greatest champions in recent boxing history and it’s currently held by Gennady Golovkin, at middleweight. You can’t tell me anything, it’s a legitimate world title." He also stated his move to super-middleweight was not permanent. He saw an opportunity for fight for a world title and took it. If he can win the world title, then he will negotiate with other champions.

Despite not previously fought at super-middleweight, the December ranking update has Eubank at number seven, previously being number two at middleweight. On 6 January 2017, Quinlan threatened to walk away from the fight. The reason being there was little to no promotion, with the fight being only weeks away. he stated the build up has not been enough to promote the biggest fight of his career, "It’s only a few weeks away and I've got the feeling that it’s going to be delayed. There’s been no media around it and it’s not getting the exposure it should be. I've been training well but I’m not 100 per cent focused now. I have a feeling it's going to get pulled."

Result List
Eubank(WIN) vs Australia Renold Quinlan TKO 10 (12), 2:07 4 Feb 2017 United Kingdom Olympia, London, England Won IBO super-middleweight title

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