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Chris Eubank Jr returns to Matchroom Boxing, fights June 25

Chris Eubank Jr is back with Matchroom, and returns to the ring on June 25.

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Rising middleweight prospect/contender Chris Eubank Jr has signed a new promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing, after leaving them late in 2015, and will return to the ring on June 25, on the Anthony Joshua-Dominic Breazeale undercard.

Eubank left Matchroom after the company failed to win the purse bid for his British title fight with Nick Blackwell, but is back after stopping Nick Blackwell to win that title on March 26 in London.

"It's great to be back on the Matchroom team and I'm really looking forward to fighting again on Sky," said Eubank Jr (22-1, 17 KO) in a Matchroom release. "Anthony and I make a great British double act, when on the same card, and we guarantee excellent entertainment for our fans. I'm confident that there will be many more victories for both of us in the near future."

Promoter Eddie Hearn again sees big things in store for the 26-year-old fighter.

"I'm delighted to agree a new promotional contract with Chris Eubank Jr," said Hearn. "He is fast becoming one of the biggest star attractions in the sport and I feel we have the perfect platform in Sky Sports to continue that and deliver him the huge fights. It's a fantastic addition to the June 25 card and just like the last time Junior was there, I'm sure he will light up The O2."

This news does likely cut off the chance of seeing Eubank face Billy Joe Saunders in a rematch for Saunders' WBO title. Saunders edged a win over Eubank in November 2014, and the two have maintained a rivalry ever since.