talkSPORT brings you all the latest boxing news from Tuesday, November 12…
Eubank crosses the pond
Chris Eubank Jr is targeting a showdown with WBC middleweight title holder Jermall Charlo in 2020.
Eubank Jr will make his American debut next month when he takes on Matt Korobov in New York in the first of his two-fight deal with Showtime.
The 30-year-old, who spent his teenage years training in the States, has not fought since beating James DeGale in February to become a two-time IBO champion.
“I’m looking to stop a guy each and every time I get into the ring,” Eubank told Showtime via WBN.
“No matter who it is. And Matt Korobov, a hell of a fighter. I believe he beat (Jermall) Charlo in the fight he had with him last time year.
“But I’m going to come out here and stop him. I’ll make a real statement out here in America.”
The Brighton-based middleweight then wants the undefeated Charlo in 2020.
“That is the goal,” said the Brighton native. “We are co-main eventing, so it’s definitely a fight that can be built.
“I believe I am a far superior fighter to that man. I’m sure I’ll be able to showcase my skills against him in the next six months.”
Numbers don’t lie
Eddie Hearn has revealed the rematch between KSI and Logan Paul did more pay-per-views in the UK than Anthony Joshua’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Britain’s Olajide Olatunji emerged victorious, via split decision, from his six-round cruiserweight contest on Sunday against fellow YouTube personality Paul in Los Angeles.
The much-hyped main event did not get under way until well after 5am, and according to Matchroom boss Hearn, who promoted the bout, it went on to become DAZN’s most-viewed PPV fight ever.
UFC president Dana White has been warned to keep Tyson Fury’s name out of his mouth by his father, John.
Fury uploaded a video of himself inside the octagon with Darren Till over the weekend, as he continues to talk about stepping into the MMA world.
White responded by saying Fury would get “smashed” by the promotion’s top heavyweights, which did not go down well with Fury Snr.
“How does he know about smashing anybody when Tyson comes from a smashing family, you know what I’m saying?” John Fury said to iFLTV.
“When I can probably smash Dana White with one punch, you know what I’m saying? So how can he write my son off like that? You can’t write a man off with Tyson’s ability or heart or will to win, and he knows that. He’s talking stupid.”
“Let him talk to me like that. I’ll fight him,” Fury added.
“Match me up with him tonight, you know what I’m saying? Because I believe I’m the best 54-year-old man in the world. I’m the fittest, I know that, and I’m the best 54-year-old man on the planet. I’m going to prove it anytime, anywhere, for free or for money. So let him take that in your pipe and smoke it.
“I mean that, mate. Keep my son’s name out of your mouth. If it’s not good, don’t talk about him.”
Fury fully focused
Frank Warren insists Tyson Fury’s focus on boxing hasn’t wavered and he is fully committed to his rematch with Deontay Wilder, despite his WWE and UFC antics.
The pair are scheduled to meet for a second time on February 22 following their controversial draw at the end of 2018, although the American must first come through his fight against Luis Ortiz on November 23.
“He is one of those people that needs to have something going on,” said Warren of Fury, dismissing concerns over his exploits outside of the boxing ring.
“The wrestling for him kept him in the gym, it kept him working. He has his book going on. He has got a Christmas single coming out with Robbie Williams. He is not sat around – that is the type of guy he is.
“He is a consummate entertainer, but he knows what he wants at the end of the day and that is the rematch with Deontay Wilder.
“It is a big, big fight, it is a big money fight, and we hope now that Deontay doesn’t screw up and ruin the day.
“It is all now down to Deontay Wilder. He is fighting Luis Ortiz. He wins that fight, hopefully comes through unscathed, then the fight is on.
“Tyson has done everything he has had to do and he is ready to roll on the 22nd.”