CHRIS EUBANK Jr expects his next fight to be for a world title.

The Brighton fighter claimed the Interim WBA middleweight title on his US debut last Saturday with a technical knockout against Matvey Korobov.

It was not the statement win he wanted after finally getting his wish to fight in the United States as Russian southpaw Korobov was unable to continue following a freak shoulder injury at the start of the second round.

Speaking exclusively to The Argus from New York, Eubank Jr revealed he has big plans for 2020 and the interim belt is just a stepping stone.

Eubank Jr, who has a promotional deal with PBC and Showtime, said: “My next fight is likely to be in the States for a middleweight world title, but anything can happen in boxing.”

WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, who defended his crown in the co-main event at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, has been strongly linked as a possible opponent.

The win over Russian Korobov came after a ten-month lay-off following his make-or-break win over fellow Brit James DeGale and barely lasted four minutes.

Eubank Jr, 30, admits another fight before a world-title shot would help his preparations.

“Having a warm up fight would definitely be ideal.

“If it’s possible to do that then I will but it may not happen,” said the IBO super-middleweight champion who stepped back down to middleweight.