Chris Eubank junior insists Daniel Jacobs is not top of his hit-list for the first defence of his IBO world super-middleweight title.

Eubank Jr, 27, claimed his first world honours with a tenth round stoppage over Renold Quinlan on Saturday in London and immediately laid out his intentions to challenge the likes of James DeGale, Billy Joe Saunders and Gennady Golovkin.

But stories emerged this week that Team Eubank are lining up a fight against American Jacobs – who goes by the nickname ‘Miracle Man’ after returning to the ring after a battle with bone cancer.

Jacobs, 29, who holds the WBA ‘regular’ middleweight belt, fights undisputed middleweight king Golovkin on March 18.

Eubank Jr told The Argus: “Daniel Jacobs is not a name that immediately resonates with the general public in England.

“Obviously, boxing fans know him but we want fights which the general public will get behind.”

He added: “DeGale and Saunders are fights the general public will get behind because of the history I have with those fighters.

“I don’t have a history with Jacobs. Golovkin the public would get behind too because everyone knows Golovkin even if they are not boxing fans. Those are the fights I really want.

“Jacobs is still at middleweight and has a belt, so it is something I would consider but in terms of money and attracting attention to a fight, I don’t think he would be the best option.”