A microwave signed by Chris Eubank Jr has sold for £66,000 on eBay - and the boxer will double it with his contribution going to charity.

Eubank was approached by a fan to sign the microwave before his fight against Wanik Awdijan in Newcastle last weekend.

The Brit was posing for pictures outside the Hotel Indigo when, to the amusement of the gathering fans, a young man carrying a microwave asked Eubank to sign it.

The microwave then appeared on eBay on Wednesday afternoon for a starting bid of just £50.

The item's description wrote: "As seen on LadBible, Talk Sport, BBC Sport and most media outlets - this is the most famous microwave in the UK."

A fan approached Chris Eubank Jr with the microwave (

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Chris Eubank Jnr/Facebook)
The Brit signed it to the amusement of the crowd (

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Chris Eubank Jnr/Facebook)

Eubank caught onto the listing and said whatever the microwave sells for, he will donate to a charity of the winning bidder's choice.

He wrote: "Been sent a link to an eBay auction thats selling the microwave I signed in Newcastle.

"No idea how much it’ll go for but to make this a more meaningful situation whatever the winning bid is I’ll match it & give the money to a charity of the winners choice."

The price quickly rocketed to £66,000, prompting Eubank to comment: "Well, that escalated quickly!"

Eubank unsurprisingly stopped the huge underdog Awdijan in the fifth round at the Newcastle Arena.

He gave a touching tribute to his late brother Sebastian after the fight, who passed in July just days after his 30th birthday.

Eubank tweeted a picture of Sebsatian's son Raheem and himself after the fight, writing: "Raheem tonight was for you & your old man.

"We miss him & now he will live on through you… you got some big shoes to fill kid."

The Brit was originally scheduled to fight Anatoli Muratov on October 3, but a medical issue forced Muratov out on fight day.

Eubank is set to fight former WBO title challenger Liam Williams next after Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn accidentally let slip the fight when discussing plans of DAZN's pay-per-view structure.

He told Boxing Social : The fights that you consistently see on Sky Sports pay-per-view, they are planning at the moment

"For example Chris Eubank Jr against Liam Williams which will be coming to you soon on Sky as a £20 pay-per-view."

A fight with Williams - which Eubank included on his five-fight shortlist - could take the 32-year-old one step closer to becoming middleweight world champion.

Eubank held the WBO super-middleweight title in 2017, but defended it against limited competition before it to George Groves at the 2018 Super Series semi-final.

If Eubank is to get his hands on a 168lb world title, he will need to dethrone Ryota Murata, Jermall Charlo, Gennady Golovkin or Demetrius Andrade.

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