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Chris Eubank Jr: Victory over Gary O'Sullivan far from perfect

Despite earning a WBA world middleweight title shot, Chris Eubank Jr was not totally satisfied after beating Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan on Saturday.

Eubank Jr (21-1, 16 KOs), 26, dominated with fast and slick combinations and O'Sullivan (22-2, 15 KOs) was pulled out by his corner after the end of seven rounds.

It had been a courageous effort from O'Sullivan who was becoming increasingly damaged by slick work of the Brighton boxer, who repeatedly got through with right uppercuts.

Victory over O'Sullivan earned Eubank a shot at Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs), 28, the New Yorker who defended his title with a first round win over fellow American Peter Quillin earlier this month.

But Eubank did not have it all his own way and was caught by a series of rights in the third round.

"I got caught a couple times so I can't call it perfect," Eubank told a press conference. "I'm mandatory so I'm next in line and I'm ready to go when ever he is. I've heard that because of the way his fight ended with Quillin, there's talk of a rematch.

"I'm willing to take the opportunity for any world title, whether it's against him or the winner of Andy Lee-Billy Joe Saunders [for the WBO title on December 19].

"There were points of the fight where I traded where I should have boxed. I'm still learning and developing my style."

Eubank had been angered by his Irish opponent kissing him at Friday's weigh-in.

"My plan was to punish him for the things he had done. I asked him afterwards to apologise for what he did at the weigh-in," he added.

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