In a rather disappointing match-up, interim WBA middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (19-1, 14 KOs) will be fighting #13 WBA, #13 WBC middleweight contender Tony Jeter (24-4-1, 14 KOs) on October 24th at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.
This is the fighter that Eubank Jr’s new promoter Eddie Hearn has been flapping his gums about recently when he said that Eubank Jr. would be fighting a talented top contender. Hearn was technically right when he said that Eubank Jr would be fighting a top 15 contender, but he definitely wasn’t right about him fighting someone with talent. Jeter, 39, is a fighter that was obliterated last year in two rounds by Patrick Nielsen. We’re not even talking about a great fighter in Nielsen, yet he just mowed Jeter down like he was a blade of grass in stopping him in two rounds last year.
“He hasn’t fought someone like me who will give 100 per cent of themselves against him,” said Jeter. “I won’t leave anything in the dressing room. My will and determination are my greatest assets. Chris is a quality operator – you don’t get a piece of a World title without being a class act. But that just makes it an even bigger opportunity for me; I’ll have a win against a huge name on my record and I’ll land on the World scene in a big way.”