Eubank Jr: ‘I’m going to be explosive’
Chris Eubank Jr has promised double trouble for his opponent Paul Allison tonight on the undercard of Tyson Fury and Martin Rogan’s Irish heavyweight title clash in Belfast - because this time he will be using both fists.
Eubank Jr won a points victory in his second pro fight against former cage fighter Jason Ball in February despite suffering a hand injury while sparring and only being able to jab with his left fist.
But middleweight Eubank Jr says his right hand is now 100 per cent healed and is pledging fireworks against Scotland's Paul Allison tonight on the ‘Unfinished Business’ card, which is live on Channel 5.
‘I am definitely predicting a stoppage in this one. I am looking to go there and produce an explosive performance,’ proclaimed Eubank Jr as he dismissed Allison’s claim that he ‘got away with murder’ in the Jason Ball fight.
'Most fighters would have looked terrible using just one hand but I kept it as tidy as I could. I was keeping him away because if he had come inside it would have been a lot more difficult for me.
‘I never considered pulling out. I believed 100 per cent that I could do it with the left. I really didn't want to be pulling out so early in my career and letting the fans down.'
After the Allison bout Eubank Jr said he would be looking to fight five more times this year and is already scheduled for his next outing on May 12 in Hennessy Sport’s next show at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre in Sheffield.