It took Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) 10 rounds to dispense of unheralded IBO Super Middleweight title holder, Renold Quinlan (11-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday, February 4, 2017.
The bout took place in London and ended when referee Howard Foster called a halt to the contest in the 10th round after Quinlan ate numerous blows on the ropes.
“His skull was very hard–it was like hitting concrete,” said Eubank Jr. after the bout.
The brash boxer also mentioned that winning the IBO title is the ticket to potential super fights–a laughable claim.
“Now I am a world champion, I have my ticket to challenge the rest of the Super Middleweights,” said Eubank Jr.
World champion? But wait, there’s more.
“I’m coming for everybody, [James] Degale–I want the rest of those teeth. Of course I want [Gennady] Golovkin, [BJ] Saunders…
Chris Eubank Sr. shared his son’s delusions, crediting his son for a great performance over a pedestrian opponent.
“I’m lost for words,” laughed Eubank Sr. “He hasn’t fought for eight months, so there was a little bit ring rust.”
“I don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigars, but tonight I may make an exception,” said Eubank Sr.
If Team Eubank was difficult to negotiate with before, it seems like now negotiations for any major fight may be nearly impossible.
The IBO title is a low-level trinket, but Eubank Jr. is acting like he just unified the division.
The 27-year-old boxer will certainly continue to talk a good game. He says he’s comfortable at 160 or 168 and is looking to only fight the best.
“We have the platform [ITV Box Office], let’s get these fights going! I’m comfortable at both weights. I want everybody!”