Harlem Eubank says his upcoming bout against Timo Schwarzkopf at the Brighton Centre on November 10 is “destiny”.

It will be the first time since February 23, 1991, that a member of the Eubank family has fought in Brighton. On that occasion Harlem’s uncle Chris Eubank Snr stopped Dan Sherry in the tenth round.

Exactly two years later, on February 23, 1993, Harlem was born, and in a press conference at the Old Ship Hotel on Brighton seafront this afternoon he said the dates haven’t gone unnoticed.

The Argus: Harlem Eubank will fight Timo Schwarzkopf on November 10Harlem Eubank will fight Timo Schwarzkopf on November 10 (Image: Andrew Gardner/The Argus)

“I’m pleased to be coming back to Brighton, it’s all been part of the process to come back to Brighton, a place that shaped me,” he said before a pack of journalists.

“I look back at when my uncle Chris fought in Brighton on February 23 in 1991. That’s my birthday. This is destiny.”

Eubank, who is based in Brighton, will face Germany’s Schwarzkopf in what will be a gruelling fight between two of the super lightweight division’s biggest names.

The Argus: Harlem Eubank speaking in BrightonHarlem Eubank speaking in Brighton (Image: Andrew Gardner/The Argus)

“We know the level Timo has fought at so we know what he presents, but we are ready for that,” said Eubank.

“This is definitely the toughest fight of my career but I am ready for the challenge.”

Eubank played for Albion for a number of years before leaving to join the family business of fighting, but the city of Brighton has always remained close to his heart – and now he wants to give something back.

The Argus: Timo Schwarzkopf is feeling confident ahead of the fightTimo Schwarzkopf is feeling confident ahead of the fight (Image: Andrew Gardner/The Argus)

“Walking along the beach today I am inspired and very, very excited,” he said.

“I played for Albion and alongside some of the players in the first team at the moment. This is a real opportunity to take it back to my city.

“Albion are doing an amazing job so if I can do my bit here then this is a bucket list moment for me.”

Schwarzkopf was humbled to be in Brighton and realises the crowd will be turning out to see his opponent, though he said this won’t deter him.

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“Brighton is a very good place for the fight and I’m happy to be here,” Schwarzkopf said.

“But I am coming here to win.”

Tickets for the fight go on sale this Friday (October 6).