Chris Eubank Jr will begin life on Sky Sports by taking on Tony Jeter

 Chris Eubank Jnr
Image: Chris Eubank Jnr will fight Tony Jeter in Sheffield

Chris Eubank Jr will begin life on Sky Sports by taking on Tony Jeter in Sheffield on October 24.

The 26-year-old middleweight (19-1-KO14) takes on the American on the undercard of Kell Brook's IBF world welterweight title defence against Diego Chaves at the Motorpoint Arena.

Eubank Jr looks set to face dangerous Irishman Gary O'Sullivan on the mammoth O2 card on December 12 but Jeter (20-4-1-KO14) is determined to derail the Brighton man's progress despite being inspired by his father, 'English'.

Eubank Jr said: "He's an experienced, tough American. Every fight is a challenge but I'm very confident that I'll come out of this one victorious.

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"He's had more fights than me but I'm a caged lion at the moment. I've been out of the ring for eight months and I'm ready to unleash on somebody. Tony Jeter is the guy."

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.
Tony Jeter

Jeter said: "He hasn't fought someone like me who will give 100 per cent of themselves against him. I won't leave anything in the dressing room. My will and determination are my greatest assets and

"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.

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9 Oct 1993:  Boxer Chris Eubank (left) trades blows with Nigel Benn. Mandatory Credit: Holly Stein  /Allsport
Image: Jeter was inspired by watching Eubank Sr (L) take on Benn

"I'm from the East Coast; those guys are really crazy. It is tough being a fighter here. Other guys in the gyms want to take your head off to stop you from getting their fights. So Chris cannot do anything that I haven't seen before - in or out of the ring.

"His Dad was one of my favourite fighters - his fights with [Nigel] Benn were awesome and I loved everything about him, his skill, his heart, his determination and his swagger. You can see a lot of that in his son - but he's not the Dad, he's not really been tested yet and we've not seen what he has really got when the going gets tough.

"I've never taken any punishment in fights and I feel fantastic - really fresh. When I lost to Patrick Nielsen in Denmark I carried a bad back injury into the fight which was a major factor in the bout. I'm coming a long way for this fight and getting here early - there's no excuses, I'm travelling too far not to win this."

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