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Watch: Chris Eubank Jr wrestles with a lion as he recovers from injury

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Most athletes will stick to ice packs and visits to the specialist when they're injured, but Chris Eubank Jr has different ideas about how to aid his recovery.

Despite the sonic advancement of the technology to treat injuries, it would seem that a good old wrestle with a lion cub can have the same impact.

While on holiday the 27-year-old left his gloves behind and showed his lion taming skills with a cheeky wrestle with a (rather large) baby lion.

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Back in September Eubank Jr was made to pull out of a fight with Tommy Langford due to a rather serious elbow injury, which forced him to vacate his middleweight belt.

A series of events like that would cause most fighters to be down in the dumps, but not Eubank, who seems in good spirits as he tackles the animal.

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And though it's only a cub, it quite clearly has a temper as it appears to be quite agitated at one point, but Eubank does well to keep it subdued and shows it who's boss by placing his hands over its neck.

This encounter may end up costing the fighter a little more money than missing the fight, as the lion seemed rather interested in his £1,000 Maison Margiela trainers.

After taking a few interested sniffs, the lion apparently took a chunk out of one of the shoes, and at the end of the video you can see the amount of damage that was done.

Eubank now hasn't taken to the ring since June, when he defeated Tom Doran at the O2, delivering a knockout in the fourth round.

However, while he is still recovering, he has yet to announce plans for his next fight, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his next move.

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