Earlier this month, 27-year-old Chris Eubank Jr beat Arthur Abraham to retain his IBO middleweight title, and he is now flying out to Las Vegas after the getting the call from Floyd Mayweather for help this week.
According to one of Eubank Jr’s latest tweets, he is flying out to be part of Mayweather’s training camp in preparation for Conor McGregor, and said he recently: “Awesome to be part of Floyd’s last ever training camp.”
Mayweather has been hard at work for the McGregor showdown, which is just under a month away now, and he will be hoping Eubank Jr can help him get in the best shape possible.
As for Eubank, he has been paired up to fight with a previously undefeated 25-year-old from Turkey, named Avni Yildirim.
He joined the World Boxing Super Series recently and has an impressive 16-0 record, with 10 KO’s.
Eubank is positive he will progress through to the later stages in order to face-off against WBA super middleweight champ George Groves in 2018.
After making comments to the press recently about the gipsy community, Billy Joe Saunders has now been challenged by Eubank Jr for a rematch.
Saunders stated: “The Eubanks – me and my dad – have the greatest respect for the travelling community and we are honoured they have supported both his and my career.”
You can see the tweet Eubank Jnr posted below.
Coming out of retirement at the age of 40, Mayweather is embarking on one last fight on August 26, when he takes on the colourful character and somewhat eccentric UFC lightweight champ McGregor.
Disappointingly, fans are still in the dark as to what channel will be offering pay-per-view for this mega-fight that is set to take place in less than a month’s time.
According to Eddie Hearn, Mayweather wants fans in the UK to pay at least £100 for the privilege of watching the fight from home.
He stated: “Mayweather wants the price to be £100. The price will be within the realms it always has. I don’t set the price, but my gut feeling is £19.95.”