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 Why Chris Eubank Jr. Won't Box At The Olympics

Why Chris Eubank Jr. Won't Box At The Olympics

No chance.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Professional boxer Chris Eubank Jr. expressed his desire to represent Team GB at the Olympics, but GB Boxing have confirmed that they denied him of a spot.

Professional boxers are eligible for Olympic qualifications as introduced by the amateur governing body of boxing, AIBA. The ridiculous idea has come under intense scrutiny by fellow professionals, yet current boxers have showed an interest such as Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao, Wladimir Klitschko among others.

As well as Eubank Jr., though he has been denied of a place on the team after promising starlet Anthony Fowler has already qualified for the Rio Games. Fowler qualified while confirming his place on the team. The British middleweight champion is also set to defend his coveted title against Tom Dorran on the blockbuster bill on June 25th.

A spokesperson for Team GB Boxing released this statement regarding Eubank Jr. request to compete in Rio;

"We can confirm that we have had enquiries from people claiming to represent Chris Eubank Jr. We explained that the qualification process for Rio 2016 has been going on for several months and that Great Britain has already qualified a boxer in the middleweight (75kgs) category, Antony Fowler, and that he will represent Team GB in that weight class at the Olympic Games this summer."

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Topics: Chris Eubank Jr, olympics