Harlem Eubank has declared “this is my year” after he dropped and defeated Miguel Antin in front of a huge audience live on Channel 5.
Eubank had to grit his teeth against the late replacement from Argentina but took control of the fight after flooring his rival with a body shot in the sixth round, at York Hall on Friday night.
The super lightweight, who is eyeing a shot at the British title, sent Antin to the canvas again in the following session to establish a firm grip on proceedings.
Eubank, now 17-0, was given the nod by the ringside judges with scores of 98-90, 97-91 and 99-89, on the Wasserman Boxing show, in association with Ladbrokes, Numan and Infinitum Entertainment.
The 29-year-old from Brighton planned to use his headline shot in London to set his stall out for a breakthrough 2023 and having dealt with Antin, Eubank declared he is ready to move through the levels.
Harlem Eubank said: “I dig deep, I box, I fight, and I entertain. And this was 10 entertaining rounds.
“Against the better opposition, whom I want to be in with towards the end of the year, these are learning rounds for those fights and we’re ready for all-comers as we develop through this year.
“This is my year.”
Kalle Sauerland, Head of Wasserman Boxing Global, said: “What courage, at this stage of his career, to take on a tough Argentinean at just 24 hours’ notice.
“This guy is going places. British, European, World, that is the journey. He is going all the way and this guy is the next Eubank to be a world champion.”