Chris Eubank Jr
Chris Eubank Jr is the current IBO super-middleweight champion Getty


  • Eubank Jr will face George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final.
  • The Briton wants to make a name for himself in the US.

IBO super-middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr has outlined his "ultimate goal" of becoming the biggest boxing star in America since Floyd Mayweather.

Eubank Jr will face George Groves next in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final at Manchester Arena on February 17, with the eventual winner walking away with the WBA super-middleweight title.

However, the 28-year-old is aiming to do more than that by making a name in America. Having been a training partner for Mayweather for his August boxing match with Conor McGregor, the Briton saw the magnitude of a "Money" fight first-hand.

And while the UK has Anthony Joshua as its biggest star and Mexico has Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, America does not have a real superstar anymore, especially with Mayweather's recent retirement. And Eubank Jr hopes to change that.

"That's the ultimate goal for any fighter, to fight in those big casinos, on that strip in Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden, New York – all those iconic venues," Eubank Jr said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"Chris Eubank Jr will [become the next star in America], in the not too distant future. In the very near future, that's where I'm going to be – up on the side of the MGM [Grand], [my] name in bright lights.

"Listen, I've made a great name for myself in this country [England] and I will continue to do so, but it's definitely always been a dream of mine to transform that name over to the American soil, where so many great fighters have proven themselves and become legends."

Eubank Jr has a near-perfect record at 26-1, with his only loss so far coming in the form of a split-decision against current WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders back in November 2014.