Harlem Eubank: Wants fights in USA, believes Wasserman can deliver

English super lightweight contender, Harlem Eubank, was once again victorious this past Friday at York Hall. Eubank headlined for the second straight fight on the Wasserman promoted event defeating Miguel Antin on a wide points decision. Taking the 29-year-old’s record to 17-0, 6 KOs.

As Eubank creeps into contention, the Brighton man speaks exclusively to ProbBox TV News.

“It’s been great to have the opportunity for me to show the public what I can do.” Said Eubank. “To put in these performances live on Channel 5, it’s a great opportunity for me to show the craft I’ve been working on behind the scenes for all these years. It’s nice to be on the big stage.”

Since Eubank and Wasserman’s co-operation, he has since seen an up-tick in activity and now stands on the cusp of the big fights.

“I’m enjoying being the headline.” Eubank continued. “My main goal is just to stay active and in the gym, so that on these shows I can put in the big performances. The goal this year is to continue just that, as bigger challenges come my way. I’m keen to continue to flourish and continue to grow, try and perfect this art-form that I’ve been training in for the last ten years. I’m excited to learn more, that’s the journey I’m on.”

Eubank had to deal with a late change of opponent ahead of last Friday, but coming up through the UK’s small-hall scene, he spoke calmly of the situation he has encountered many times before.

“Things like that can unsettle some people.” He added. “I try to reinforce and train myself to adapt to these sorts of situations. I want to become a complete fighter who can deal with different styles, obviously we were given a completely different type of style on 24 hours notice. He was also prepared for another fight, so it wasn’t like he was coming from a stagnant position. He was very up for it!

Nationally and internationally the 140lbs division is bursting at the seams with talent and great fights. The UK offers Eubank potential fights with Ohara Davies and Lewis Ritson, but also has his eyes looking across the Atlantic.

“I’m here for all comers. It’s an action packed division.” Eubank gleefully continued. “We want the big names in the division. Fighters that have proved themselves and big challenges to take on. That’s what gets me excited. It’s what I’m preparing for throughout the year.

“I would love to fight in the U.S, that’s definitely one of my goals. I think my style of fighting would appeal to that audience. Yeah, yeah, that’s definitely on my list. It was one of the avenues laid out when we first went over to Wasserman. We are keen to fight in America, so when those calls come, I’ll be ready.”