Chris Eubank Junior has revealed ambitious plans for the next stage of his career should he overcome Renold Quinlan to win the IBO super-middleweight title next Saturday.

The 27-year-old believes securing the lightly-regarded belt, and before what he hopes will be a significant audience in ITV Box Office’s first venture, will prove his “ticket to the big time” and future fights with George Groves, Gennady Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders and James DeGale.

Fighting for the first time at 168lbs, he has made little secret of his desire to win world titles there and at middleweight, as his father did in the 1990s.

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Eubank Senior was also involved in some of the biggest fights the UK has ever seen, those against Nigel Benn in particular, and after a frustrating period in which he missed out on fighting Kazakhstan’s Golovkin, he believes after next week he will again be sought after.

“Winning the IBO is my ticket to the big time,” Eubank Jr said ahead of the fight at the Kensington Olympia.

“With a world title behind me the sky’s the limit. I won’t have to be chasing anybody because I’ll have a world title of my own. This is a huge opportunity.

“I know I can beat Golovkin because of my power and speed. I don’t fear his punching.

“I have sparred heavyweights and taken massive beatings but the fact he can punch does not scare me.

“He’s not as fast as me and I’ve said for a long time that he is not hard to hit. Hitting and not being hit is what it’s about.

“The Billy Joe Saunders fight is one that I want.

“It’s a wrong that I have to put right.

“It hurts when you know you’ve lost a fight that you should have won. That can happen at some stage at middleweight.

“Groves is definitely on the hit-list. He was even approached to fight me this time on ITV, but he priced himself out.

“He’s got the upcoming fight against (WBA super-middleweight champion Fedor) Chudinov and that would be better for me if he wins because that’d mean he has a belt to take off him.

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“The mission is to clean up. When I get the IBO title I’m in a position to trouble the likes of (James) DeGale, Badou Jack. This is my time.”

Next week’s fight with Australia’s little-known Quinlan also represents Eubank Jr’s first since he underwent both dry needling and shockwave therapy in Dubai to treat a long-term elbow injury.

From his preparations so far he believes it has significantly improved.

In the same way, his increased weight means he is no longer agonising over cooking programmes on television and is in a better mood. I’m starving myself (usually at this stage when fighting at middleweight),” he said.

“I’m watching that crazy TV programme, Man versus Food.

“It’s an American show, with a crazy guy going around eating all kinds of crazy foods.

“That is what I would have watched religiously, every day, when I was making middleweight, but I have not watched it once this time.

“I’m probably more upbeat, a little bit lighter to be around now and it’s because I’m not hungry.

“The elbow has definitely improved.

“But, at the same time, it has forced me to do things in training that actually helped my boxing.

“I won’t throw the right hand if I’m in pain, and that’s why I go in close where I’ve been learning how to throw the uppercut.

“That has contributed to me becoming so effective.”