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Chris Eubank Junior wins IBO World super-middleweight title

Chris Eubank Jr is the new IBO World super-middleweight champion. Credit: Steven Paston / PA

Chris Eubank Jr is the new IBO World super-middleweight champion after beating Australia's Renold Quinlan with a 10th-round stoppage.

Eubank, 27, claimed his 24th victory in 25 fights to win the title despite a dogged performance from his opponent who battled harder than many predicted.

The fight was the first pay-per-view boxing event on ITV Box Office but some fans complained that they missed coverage of the earlier fights because of a blue screen.

The victory moves Eubank into contention for a world title fight later this year. It remains to be seen whether he will return to middleweight or remain at 168lbs, but there is little question greater tests than the little-known Quinlan await.

Eubank claimed his 24th victory in 25 fights to win the title Credit: Steven Paston / PA

A lack of true power has undermined Eubank Jnr in many of his previous fights and it took until the end of the third round for him to begin to impose himself.

From the seventh, and after taking a barrage of left-right combinations, Quinlan was a fighter being worn down and content to survive.

The 10th round remained similarly damaging until, with the tough Quinlan no longer able to defend himself, the referee ended the fight after two minutes and seven seconds.

Eubank has now become a world champion more than 26 years after his father won the WBO middleweight title.