CHRIS EUBANK Junior has pledged to knock out Arthur Abraham when they meet on July 15.

Granite-chinned Abraham, a veteran of many world-title defences at both middleweight and super-middle, represents the most punishing test to date for the Brighton champion.

Abraham, 37, has lost to Carl Froch and Andre Ward during a decorated career while also overcoming Eubank Jr’s compatriots Martin Murray and Paul Smith.

But Eubank Jr, 27, insists he is going to do what other top fighters failed to do and topple ‘King Arthur’ in his IBO title defence at Wembley Arena.

Eubank Jr said: “I’m so looking forward to this. It will be another great night for British boxing and I’m going to do what so many other fighters couldn’t do, including Carl Froch, Andre Ward and Gilberto Ramirez and I’m going to knock out Arthur Abraham.”

Abraham blasted back: “I fight in only one way and that is to win and on July 15 Chris Eubank is going to get a very hard lesson in boxing. He is going to realise there are levels and I belong at the top.”