Eubank back with higher objectives

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Chris Eubank has set an audacious double target for his comeback after a year out of the ring.

The 30-year-old Brighton fighter insisted yesterday a move up to the light-heavyweight division would bring another world championship belt. And he believes the "political barriers" have been removed for a fight with the American Roy Jones, one of the finest pound-for-pound punchers in the game.

Eubank, who retired after a second World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title defeat by Steve Collins, will make his return against Luis Barrera, from Buenos Aires, on 19 October in Cairo.

"My trainer, Ronnie Davies, has been saying for four years that I should move up," Eubank said. "I've always been apprehensive even though I struggled to make 12 stone. Now I'm a wiser person.

"I have no doubt I will make the light-heavyweight division a glamorous one because people follow characters. There are always risks. But as long as I get the chance, one of the world titles will be mine before long."