Chris Eubanks Jr. is on the verge of donating more than £66,000 to charity after microwaves signed in Newcastle for sale on eBay.
The middleweight boxer promised he would match whatever kitchen appliances sold – and this morning it had arrived in huge quantities.
Unsurprisingly, Eubanks Jr. was shocked at how things had snowballed, writing on Twitter: “Okay, it escalated quickly.”
The listing is no longer available, probably because the auction has ended.
After attending a press conference for his fight against Vanik Avdijan at St James’s Park last Thursday, he took a walk in Newcastle.
But after stopping for multiple selfies and awkward autographs, a lucky guy came up to her with a kitchen appliance and awkwardly requested a signature.
The Geordie man in a black jacket and black hat provided Sharpie Penn ready and deadpan, saying: “It’s the only thing I’ve got.”
Eubanks Jr. couldn’t believe his eyes and initially said: “No, not a microwave!”
But then the Sussex scraper handed over his bag, kept cool as a cucumber and put the pen in the plastic.
The microwave attracted a great deal of interest since its arrival on the auction website.
The owner said: “Microwave signed by Chris Eubanks Jr. – Signed in Newcastle.
“This is the most famous microwave in the UK.”
The middleweight boxer shared the listing on Twitter, writing: “Sent a link to an eBay auction selling a microwave I signed up for in Newcastle.
“Don’t know how much it will cost, but whatever the winning bid is to make it a more meaningful position, I’ll match it up and give the money to the charity of the winners’ choice.”
Eubanks Jr. battered Avdijan in submission over the weekend – the German-Armenian pulled the plug on their fight after just five one-sided rounds, claiming a broken rib.