CHRIS EUBANK JR will never be called a shrinking violet – and he has no qualms about showing off flashy lifestyle.
In just over a week’s time, the son of a boxing legend will go into battle against Brit rivals James DeGale.
But Eubank Jr has rewarded himself before a punch has even been thrown – by splashing out on a £210,000 McLaren Supercar.
And the 29-year-old believes being a competitor in “the hardest sport in the world” justifies living life to the max once outside those ropes.
Eubank said: “Whether its the car you’re driving, the clothes you’re wearing, everything has gotta be on point, because you never know who you’re going to meet.
“I’m always taking pictures, meeting people, talking to people, you don’t want them to walk away with the story ‘Eubank was looking like a bum today’.
“I’m in the hardest sport in the world, this is the hardest way to make a living, so I’m going to have something to show for it.
“Image is important, this is the entertainment game. People are paying to watch you fight so you’ve got to have something about you, you can’t be boring.
“You’ve gotta have a little bit of sauce, otherwise what’s the point?”
Eubank Jr looking to put himself back in world title contention, but knows a loss against the two-time IBF king DeGale would leave him questioning his future in the sport.
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The former IBO world champ uploaded a video of his new McLaren 720S on his Instagram account as he adds to his collection of luxury cars, which includes a Mansory Bentley Continental GT and a BMW i8.
The McLaren boasts a top speed of 212mph, while it can also go from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds.
‘Next Gen’ got back to winnings ways in his last fight as he beat JJ McDonagh in Saudi Arabia after he lost on points against George Groves with the WBA super-middleweight title on the line.
Eubank admitted that a loss against DeGale would be detrimental for his career, but after bringing in new trainer Nate Vasquez, he has vowed to fulfil his destiny and win world titles.
Speaking exclusively to SunSport, he said: “I am proud of what I have done but there is so much more I want to do.
“I want to become a world champion and win multiple belts, so this fight is make or break for me.
“I have to beat James in convincing fashion so I can go on to fight for world titles or legitimately fight the best, I cannot afford a flat performance.
“James was talking about the loser having to retire but I don’t really pay attention to that. Losing never comes into my mind but this is a fight I cannot lose.
“A defeat would leave me in a very difficult spot in my career. This is the most important fight of my life.”