Enterprise Television- I Want to Match Joshua – Chris Eubank Jr
Chris Eubank Jr believes beating George Groves will be the next step in matching Anthony Joshua’s pulling power. The super-middleweight reckons victory against the WBA champion at Manchester Arena on Saturday night will ensure he finally steps out of his father’s shadow.
But his aim is to stand alongside Joshua who, while not yet Britain’s finest fighter, is undoubtedly the No. 1 superstar of the sport in this country.
Eubank Jr, 28, knows being world heavyweight champion helps Joshua pack out football stadiums and line up a long list of sponsors because it is the glamour division.
But he is confident a big win over Groves will help his profile reach a new level and it certainly would get people’s attention with the defending champion the slight favourite to progress to the World Boxing Super Series final.
Joshua’s earning power is certainly something everyone in British boxing wants to emulate too with the WBA and IBF champion pocketing around £15m every time he steps through the ropes these days.
But, for Eubank, money is not the main motivation as he insists it is about legacy and leaving the shadow of his father, Chris Sr, who won world titles in two weight divisions.
Of course, if he beats Groves and books a place in the World Boxing Super Series final then he will be one win away from lifting the Muhammad Ali trophy and claiming the largest share of the £20m prize pot.