IT was a controversial move on Chris Eubank Jr’s part to take a low key fight against little known Renold Quinlan and put it on ITV Box Office, a new pay-per-view platform.

But he told ITV what he believes sets him apart from other boxers. “I take risks because no one else does and that’s what people want to see. They want to see a guy who’s willing to put it all on the line. To stand in front of a man and drop his hands and look at him and say, ‘What are you going to do?’ That’s not orthodox. That’s not what you’re taught. When you go into a gym and you’re learning how to box it’s protect yourself at all times. Hands up,” he said. “For a fighter like me to do the things I do. To keep my hands low, to tell a man come on let’s go, let’s see what you’ve got, and let him throw a couple of punches and see if he can get me, people don’t do that.

“I enjoy that. I’ve always enjoyed a challenge. I want to see if this man is fast enough to hit me, I want to see if he can connect.”

“It’s a mental thing too,” he added. “That can break a guy.”