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Keeler would love a fight with controversial Chris Eubank Jr

Not quite in the manner gym mate Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan did, but Luke Keeler has made it clear he wants a fight with Chris Eubank Jr.

Spike wasn’t shy about calling out the controversial middleweight and after a number of years of insults finally fought the English puncher in a World title eliminator- although he eventually lost pulled out by Pascal Collins after seven rounds, due to ear damage.

Keeler, won’t quite take the ‘Spike’ approach, but has indicated he would ‘love’ a fight with the fighter who challenges Nick Blackwell for the British title on March 26.

The Ballyfermott middleweight is aware he will have to earn a fight with the known puncher and first has his rematch with Tom Doran to deal with, but he is confident he can avenge his sole career defeat, collect the WBC International middleweight  title and eventually work his way into contention for bigger names.

“When I win on April 2 i will get back to the gym straight away, I could defend that belt a few times and then go for a European title.

“I would love Eubank Jr, that is the fight I would love. Honestly I would really love that fight,” Keeler told Irish-boxing.com.

The Celtic Warrior Gym pro, who has elected to go full time this year in a bid to move his career to the next level, doesn’t just want Eubank Jr because he feels it’s an attainable big fight, he is confident he would beat the son of British fight legend Chris Eubank.

Indeed, after watching the Brighton fighters snap chat he claims Keeler would snap your hand off if you offered him the clash.

“I watch him on snap chat sparring all the time and his weaknesses are there to be seen. Spike was a bit unlucky with the injury he got, but he rocked him.

“That could be an option down the line for me. It’s a huge fight and It could be a World title eliminator and go on from there.

“I won’t go as far as Spike and start calling him out on Twitter everyday! But a couple of more learning fights and that would be open and an option espically if he goes back to Sky.”


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