German promoter Sauerland Event formally announced the previously reported news that it has inked middleweght contender Chris Eubank, Jr. to a promotional contract. Eubank, from England, is 29-2 and holds the WBA interim title. Currently based in the United States where he is training with the great Roy Jones Jr., Eubank says he is delighted with the signing. "I'm thrilled to have signed a promotional deal with Team Sauerland,” said Eubank Jr. “I look forward to working with such a historic stable that has created so many legends in the sport over so many years. I look forward to the big fights that I crave. I’ve spent the last 12 months in the gym and I feel better than ever. I’m ready to take over the middleweight division. I want all the champions - Ryota Murata [WBA], Jermall Charlo [WBC], Demetrius Andrade [WBO] or Gennadiy Golovkin [IBF]. Put me in the ring with any of them. I only want to fight the best. This is my time. If you have a belt, I’m coming for you.”
Having followed Eubank Jr.’s career, promoter Nisse Sauerland says he is delighted to have secured his signature and is looking forward to forging a successful relationship with the charismatic boxer. “We’ve been long time admirers of Chris. He fought on one of our shows back in 2012 and we’ve followed his career closely since then,” said Sauerland. “He's got all the attributes needed to establish his position as one of the biggest names in world boxing. Our first priority is cleaning out the Middleweight division.