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IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. admits that he's a man on a mission - and his "ultimate goal" is to one day become the biggest star in Las Vegas since five division world champion Floyd Mayweather.
Eubank Jr. is preparing himself for the biggest fight of his career, a semi-final bout in the World Boxing Super Series tournament with WBA champion George Groves at Manchester Arena on February 17.
Eubank trained alongside Mayweather when he was preparing for his August bout with Conor McGregor. It was one of many stints for Eubank in terms of training at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.
Eubank Jr. has also put in work with Floyd's father and head trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Now that Mayweather, 40 years old, has retired from the sport, Eubank Jr. wants to become the next Vegas king.
For the better part of his career, Mayweather made the city of Las Vegas - and specifically the MGM Grand - his home for major fights.
Now Eubank Jr. wants to follow in his footsteps.
"That's the ultimate goal for any fighter, to fight in those big casinos, on that strip in Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden, New York - all those iconic venues," said Eubank Jr. to Sky Sports.
"Chris Eubank Jr will [recreate the Mayweather hype in Las Vegas], in the not too distant future. In the very near future, that's where I'm going to be - up on the side of the MGM [Grand], name in bright lights.
"Listen, I've made a great name for myself in this country and I will continue to do so, but it's definitely always been a dream of mine to transform that name over to the American soil, where so many great fighters have proven themselves and become legends."
During his many visits to Las Vegas, Eubank Jr. has studied Mayweather and took detailed notes on how the most successful fighter in boxing history lives his life inside and outside of the gym.
"Like [Mayweather] says, hard work and dedication," said Eubank Jr. "He lives the life. He doesn't drink. He may put on a show for the cameras, but behind closed doors, he's dedicated, just the same as me."
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