Eubank vs. Schwarzkopf – Channel 5 – Nov. 10 – 2 pm ET
Unbeaten Eubank faces tough German Timo Schwarzkopf at The Brighton Centre in huge homecoming, on November 10, live on Channel 5
Harlem Eubank steps into the ring to honor the fighting heritage of the Eubank name in Brighton, going glove to glove with Germany’s Timo Schwarzkopf on November 10th. As he takes center stage in his hometown, Eubank stands on the precipice of carving out his own legacy in the same city where his father, Chris Eubank Senior, once magnificently defended his world title. Ready to fortify Brighton as his boxing bastion, Harlem Eubank looks to captivate local fans and harness their energy against the resilient Schwarzkopf, a competitor known for his tenacity and unyielding spirit in the ring.
The evening’s lineup is a showcase of sterling boxing talents, featuring both domestic and global fighters eager to make their mark. Lerrone Richards, an athlete with a treasure trove of titles – British, Commonwealth, European, and IBO super middleweight champion – aims to reboot his career trajectory in a gripping eight-round fight against Mickey Ellison.
Adding to the anticipation, Roman Fury, the sibling of renowned World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, steps into the professional arena for the first time, facing off against Bradley Davies. Sultan Zaurbek of Kazakhstan, with his eyes firmly set on world titles, will display his striking power in a ten-round confrontation that’s sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
Brighton’s own Tommy Welch has a chance to edge closer to title opportunities with a victory over Jonathan Vergara. And Tom Welland, a three-time national amateur champion with considerable support in both the UK and the Philippines, is slated to make an explosive professional entrance in a four-round battle with Francisco Rodriguez.
The pre-fight press conference in Brighton was charged with the kind of tension that makes electricity feel like a gentle breeze. Harlem Eubank and Timo Schwarzkopf didn’t just share a fight—they shared a moment of intense eye contact that had the fans talking more than a loudmouth at a silent retreat. All of this ahead of their Friday night fight, broadcast live on Channel 5 for all to witness.
“I feel great, I feel ready to put on a statement performance,” said Harlem, with the kind of confidence that could sell ice to polar bears. His talk of a ‘homecoming’ and ‘bringing it back home for my people’ might sound like a plot from a feel-good movie, but let’s not kid ourselves; this is boxing, not Hollywood.
Ladbrokes isn’t just a spectator in this fight; they’re tossing in the odds like a chef does spices. Eubank as the favorite at 1/10, Schwarzkopf the underdog at 6/1, and a draw at 20/1. Place your bets, folks, but remember, in boxing, as in life, the underdog sometimes bites back.
Schwarzkopf, on the other hand, throws down the gauntlet with a nod to the past, questioning if Harlem has the same mettle as his famous uncle. “I am a warrior like Senior but is the younger Eubank as strong? I will test him to the head and test him to the body,” he says, which is boxer speak for ‘let’s see what you’re made of, kid.’
Nisse Sauerland adds his two cents, calling this Harlem’s ‘coming out party on a massive night.’ And with tickets selling like hotcakes, it’s shaping up to be a night to remember—or at least one that’ll give the folks in Brighton something to talk about until the next big fight rolls into town.
Chris Eubank Senior, ever the poet of pugilism, throws in his own brand of excitement and fascination over Harlem’s abilities. “I am switched on when I see someone with his ability, and his ability is phenomenal,” says Senior. And when he talks about Harlem’s ‘sweet boxing’ skills, you can almost hear the nostalgia in his voice.
WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER
Doors open at 5pm
4 rounds Cruiserweight contest
Ben Andrews 180lbs
Patryk Polasik 175.8lbs
6 rounds Super Middleweight contest
Oliver Zaren 167.7lbs
Bahadur Karami 168.6lbs
6 rounds Super Lightweight
Tiernan Bradley 141.9lbs
Michal Balik 142.3lbs
4 rounds Lightweight contest
JP O’Meara 132.6lbs
Karl Sampson 139.4lbs
WBO Global Super Featherweight title
10 rounds contest
Sultan Zaurbek 129.9lbs
Sergio Sosa 131.3lbs
4 rounds Featherweight contest
Tom Welland 125.6lbs
Francisco Rodriguez 125.4lbs
8 rounds Heavyweight contest
Tommy Welch 222.3lbs
Jonathan Vergara 234.7lbs
8 rounds Light Heavyweight contest
Lerrone Richards 174.2lbs
Mickey Ellison 175.2lbs
WBO Global Super Lightweight title
12 rounds contest
Harlem Eubank 139.6lbs
Timo Schwarzkopf 140lbs
4 rounds Cruiserweight contest
Roman Fury (weighing in tomorrow)
Bradley Davies (weighing in tomorrow)
4 rounds Heavyweight contest (Float)
Harvey Dykes 252.2lbs
Erik Nazaryan 209.2lbs