Chris Eubank junior plans to fight again as soon as April.

He was intending to be back in the gym in Brighton yesterday – just hours after snatching the IBO world super-middleweight title off Renold Quinlan.

Saturday’s fight at London’s Olympia was the first on the new ITV Box Office platform, giving him the potential to build a momentum that never existed amid uncomfortable promotional relationships with Matchroom and Frank Warren, as well as the financial draw required to make such match-ups with targets including James DeGale and Billy Joe Saunders.

Father Chris Eubank senior, the former two-weight world champion, said: “We want to be back out as early as April.

“If we can make this fight with James DeGale, that we shall do. By April we will be ready to go again.

“If he’s not ready by April, don’t worry we’ll wait. We will give him a few more weeks but there is no escape. We have been marinading him. I can smell it.

“I sent out a message to Badou Jack and James DeGale and asked them to choose which one of them would want to fight Junior once he wins his world championship.

“They haven’t actually got back to me and so we are choosing James DeGale. We have seasoned him already.

“We’re calling you out. It’s not easy to avoid. When you’re a fighter you are compelled to fight when you are being called out. Otherwise you look like the one thing you have been fighting against all your life, which is appearing to be a punk.”

Of DeGale, Eubank Jr said: “I’ve said it from day one: I’ve sparred with the guy many years ago before I was a pro and I dealt with him. I know what I can do to him.

“It’s a fight the public want to see and now we have the platform. Let’s do it.”

Eubank Jr has long spoken of his desire for a rematch with Billy Joe Saunders, who narrowly outpointed him in 2014, and reiterated: “I know Saunders is starving as well: no fans, fighting in leisure centres in front of 300 people. He needs to fight and we all want that fight, me more than anybody.

“Saunders is starving and I’m the food. Without me he hasn’t got anything. The only thing he has is a win over me; that’s his entire career and I need to right that wrong.

“But if these fights don’t happen, I’m the most exciting fighter in Britain at the moment, actually in the world. Somebody is going to step up.

“Other promoters are scared, they’re worried. We’re the new kids on the block. They don’t want us.

“They don’t want anybody taking a piece of their pie and now we’ve got a behemoth in ITV behind us.”