JAMIE Cox’s wish to face Chris Eubank Jr could become a reality this autumn after the IBO super-middleweight champion signed up to join the World Boxing Super Series.

The 27-year-old, son of boxing legend Chris Eubank Sr, will complete the eight-man tournament providing he successfully defends his world title next Saturday at Wembley Arena against Germany’s Arthur Abraham, who will take the final spot if he is victorious.

The unbeaten Swindon southpaw has been calling for a fight with Eubank Jr for a number of months now and when he signed with Matchroom Boxing in April, Eddie Hearn said that he would let them fight Cox ‘for free’ with the promoter stating he would pay the purse of his boxer.

Joining Cox and Eubank Jr in the Super Series, which also has a cruiserweight category, are fellow Brits Callum Smith, who will fight for the WBC Diamond title in his opening bout, and WBA Super world champion George Groves.

Former WBA and WBO light-heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer drops in weight to compete for the Muhammed Ali Trophy, as is unbeaten Swede Erik Skoglund.

Undefeated Turkish super-middleweight contender Avni Yildirim, who has stopped 10 of his 16 opponents to date and is ranked in the top 10 with all the major governing bodies, has signed up to compete, while American middleweight Rob Brant is stepping up in weight to put his unblemished record on the line.

The fighters will discover who they will face in their first contest this evening with the draft taking place in Monaco.

There will be four seeds who will get to pick who they wish to fight first from the remaining four boxers, of which Cox will one of.

The opening bout is set to take place in either September or October this year with the winners progressing into the semi-finals, which are due to be staged early in the new year.

The last two standing will go toe-to-toe in May next year for the trophy.