Notes: Eubank gets foe for Matchroom debut

Chris Eubank Jr. will defend his British middleweight title for the first time against Tom Doran on June 25 in London. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Interim middleweight titlist Chris Eubank Jr. (19-1, 14 KOs), who signed late last month with Matchroom Boxing, has an opponent for his first appearance under its banner on Oct. 24. Eubank will face 39-year-old club fighter Tony Jeter (20-4-1, 14 KOs) of Columbia, Maryland, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn announced. The fight will be on the undercard of welterweight titlist Kell Brook’s defense against Diego Chaves at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. Eubank, 26, has not fought since February. A win over Jeter would propel Eubank into a fight Dec. 12 on the Anthony Joshua-Dillian Whyte card at The O2 in London. Jeter, of course, is talking a good game but is a massive underdog. “He hasn’t fought someone like me who will give 100 percent of themselves against him,” said Jeter, who added that he was a big fan of former titleholder Chris Eubank Sr. “I won’t leave anything in the dressing room. My will and determination are my greatest assets. Chris is a quality operator. You don’t get a piece of a world title without being a class act. But that just makes it an even bigger opportunity for me. I’ll have a win against a huge name on my record, and I’ll land on the world scene in a big way.”

• Promoter Frank Warren said he will make a request to the IBF to order an immediate rematch between England’s Ovill McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KOs) and cruiserweight titleholder Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-2-1, 17 KOs) of Argentina after their highly debatable draw on Friday night in Argentina as Ramirez retained the belt for the first time. McKenzie took the fight on 11 days’ notice and appeared to have won to many. “I think that McKenzie well won the fight and did more than Ramirez in the rounds,” Warren said. “Although some were close, McKenzie was the better man and hurt him on a number of occasions. I will write to the IBF in view of the decision that it was scored a draw and that they do the right thing and give McKenzie an immediate rematch against Ramirez, which I believe is only fair.”

• The rematch between lightweight titleholder Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs) and Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs), who will meet Nov. 21 at the Manchester Arena in Crolla’s hometown of Manchester, England -- same venue as their disputed draw on July 18 -- will air live in the United States on AWE, the network announced. The specific start time and the undercard bouts that will be part of the American broadcast have not been determined.