The 23-year-old has ambitious plans to ‘get the the very top’ of the boxing world, which will start on May 27 in Brighton
IT’S one of boxing’s most famous names – and now there is set to be another “Eubank” joining the circuit.
Harlem Eubank, who is Chris Eubank Sr’s nephew and the cousin if IBO middleweight world champ Chris Eubank Jr, is busy preparing for his senior pro debut.
And just like his cousin, Harlem has ambitious plans of reaching the top – just as his famous uncle did in the 1990s.
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Speaking to the Brighton Argus, the 23-year-old said: “Having the name has always put more pressure on from the beginning.
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“Everyone wants to fight the hardest against you and everyone wants to beat you which just makes every fight tougher.
“That is a good thing, though, because you get the best of every opponent so it is improving your game.
“The amateurs has never really suited my style. I’ve just been jumping in at the deep end and learning every fight but the pros is always what I had in the back of my head from the very beginning.
“My style has adapted since then.
“All of the fights I’ve had have been at a competitive level as I’ve entered all the big competitions and I’d say 60 per cent of the losses could have gone either way.”
D A I L Y
Harlem is trained by Ronnie Davies alongside his cousin Chris Eubank Jr at the Pro-Am Gym in Brighton.
Harlem, just like his cousin, has high ambitions within the sport of boxing.
He added: “I have no other goals than to get to the top of boxing.
“There will be short-term goals in between that but my eyes are on reaching the top so I shall be training and fighting until I get there.
“I do a lot of training with Chris and he has provided the path in real-time and how it can be done and what it takes to do it.
“I have been watching his training, training with him and taking on that work-rate and that mentality as well.
“I’m my own person and I wouldn’t say I am necessarily like anyone else. We all have our different traits and the way we approach things but what I can take from Chris is the work-rate, the way he approaches training and also the fact he is cold in the ring.
“Outside of the ring it’s different but in the ring it’s combat – it’s life or death – so in the ring you have to be cold.
“When I found boxing it gave me a new route and new challenges – which is why I am here.
“I’ve tasted success and boxing is the hardest thing I’ve done, which is why I wanted to do it as I want to test myself even more.”
Harlem Eubank makes his professional debut on May 27 at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton. No opponent has been confirmed as yet.