Today at 3 pm EST on Sky Sports (UK), Chris Eubank Jr makes his return and his Matchroom Boxing debut in Sheffield, facing American club fighter Tony Jeter. Also on the bill, Gavin McDonnell defends the European super bantamweight title against France's Jeremy Parodi.
Eubank (19-1, 14 KO) is making headlines this week thanks to his and his father's insistence that they want to fight Gennady Golovkin, and that they can beat him. Eubank last fought in February, beating Dmitry Chudinov after a November 2014 loss to Billy Joe Saunders.
Jeter (20-4-1, 14 KO) is a 39-year-old fighter from Maryland with zero quality wins in his 14-year pro career, but he's ludicrously ranked by sanctioning bodies. This fight may be most notable for being part of the WBA's hilarious "interim" middleweight title nonsense. Eubank won that belt from Chudinov, and is making his defense in plenty of time. But Alfonso Blanco beat Sergey Khomitsky for the "interim WBA world title" on October 10, and Eubank (or Jeter, I guess) will be stripped after this fight ... for which the WBA gets a sanctioning fee anyway. Meanwhile, Gennady Golovkin is WBA "super world" champion and Daniel Jacobs is WBA "world" champion, and both are active, but here we are.
McDonnell (13-0-2, 4 KO) won the vacant European 122-pound title on March 28 against Oleksandr Yegorov, and defends against Parodi (37-2-1, 9 KO), a fighter probably best known for getting thrashed by Carl Frampton in 2013.
Also in action today will be featherweights Leigh Wood (15-1, 8 KO) and Josh Wale (18-7-2, 10 KO) squaring off in a 10-round fight.