Harlem Eubank will carry on his family’s famous fighting legacy in Brighton when he brings prime time boxing back to the city on November 10, live and free-to-air on Channel 5.
The unbeaten super lightweight contender headlines in his hometown at The Brighton Centre against tough German Timo Schwarzkopf, on what promises to be an emotionally charged night in front of his own fans.
Eubank was always destined to become a star attraction in Brighton and will be the first of his fighting family to box in the city since Chris Eubank Senior defended his world title in the iconic seaside resort in the early 1990s.
Harlem is ready to build Brighton into a fortress as he begins an assault on international titles and knows hometown support is vital when he faces Schwarzkopf – a fighter who has never been stopped.
A big-name undercard for the Wasserman Boxing event, delivered in association with Ladbrokes, Numan and Infinitum Entertainment, will be announced in due course.
Harlem Eubank said: “The hairs on the back of my neck stand up whenever I think about November 10, and fighting in Brighton, in front of my hometown fans.
“You could say that this has been my destiny, that it was meant to be and was written in the stars, but this isn’t going to be a one-off, I want to make this the first of many big nights of boxing in my city.
“I know the great people of Brighton will come out in force to support me and the fight with Schwarzkopf, and the event, will be one to savour.”
Timo Schwarzkopf said: “I fully understand how everyone expects this fight to go. They will be buying tickets and watching the fight on television, expecting to see Harlem win in spectacular fashion.
“But, sorry, that is not going to happen. I am far too experienced, tough and skillful for Eubank and I will ruin his homecoming.”
Kalle Sauerland, Head of Global Boxing at Wasserman Boxing, said: “November 10 promises to be a very special night as Harlem becomes the latest member of his famous fighting family to headline in Brighton.
“Thirty years after Chris Eubank Senior defended his world title, the Eubank name headlines a major night of boxing in the city, once again.
“It will be emotional; it will be thrilling, and it is sure to capture the imagination of everyone associated with Brighton.”
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Boxing fans in Brighton will know the Eubank name all too well; this time it’s Harlem who takes centre stage though, and he’ll do so as the overwhelming favourite to get the better of a tough opponent in Timo Schwarzkopf, who is yet to be stopped in 27 professional bouts.”
He added: “We’re excited to once again support Wasserman ahead of what’s sure to be another scintillating night in the ring.”