It’s official. The rumors of the Chris Eubank Jr vs. Arthur Abraham winner being the final entrant into the World Boxing Super Series’ at super middleweight has been verified by RingTV.
Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) and Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) will fight next week at the Wembley Arena in London and the victor gets the last slot, joining the tournament’s other participants: George Groves, Callum Smith, Juergen Braehmer, Erik Skoglund, Jamie Cox, Avni Yildrim, and Rob Brant.
“The Muhammad Ali Trophy is a great idea and I am thrilled to participate. It would be great to fight George Groves and to take his title away from him but let´s see what the draw in Monaco brings. I am taking one step at a time and right now all my focus is on the fight with Arthur Abraham. With just one win between me and the World Boxing Super Series, I am extremely motivated,” Eubank Jr. said.
Abraham says he’s equally motivated to beat Eubank Jr., run the table at the WBSS, and prove himself the best 168-pounder in the world.
“All my focus is on the difficult fight next week at Wembley,” he said. “I have to and I will defeat Eubank. Then things will take off with the World Boxing Super Series, which really is amazing. There are so many great fights in such a short period of time. The boxing fans will really love it. I have been dreaming of having a tournament with the world´s best boxers. I will become the world´s best super middleweight.”
Tomorrow the participants in both WBSS tournaments will gather in Monaco where the official tournament seedings will be announced. The top four seeded fighters will be able to choose from the remainder who’ll they face in the opening quarterfinals match, with the #1 seed getting first dibs, then #2, and so on. Well, I suppose technically only the top 3 seeds will get to make a choice, with #4 being stuck with a plate of leftovers, but that’s neither here nor there...
The tournament drawing will be aired on a live on TV show that can be followed on the tournaments’ website: worldboxingsuperseries.com.