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A microwave signed by Chris Eubank Jr is selling for tens of thousands of pounds on Ebay.
Eubank Jr was returning to his hotel in Newcastle city centre before his fight with Wanik Awdijan earlier this month when he was swarmed by fans asking for pictures.
He was then approached by a man holding a microwave, which he wanted the boxer to sign.
After some initial confusion at the request, 32-year-old signed the top of the microwave and a video of the incident quickly went viral on social media.
The microwave has now been auctioned on Ebay and had reached a bid of £65,900 as of Thursday afternoon.
Only in Newcastle will you find such dedication & resourcefulness. The balls this kid must have to walk around the town center on a Thursday night ALONE with only a microwave to watch his back, deserves a medal for bravery. pic.twitter.com/zYmdS8yuQU
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 14, 2021
Eubank Jr has since said he will match the winning bid and donate the proceeds to a charity of the bidder’s choosing.
“Been sent a link to an eBay auction that's selling the microwave I signed in Newcastle,” he said.
“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 and give the money to a charity of the winner’s choice.”
The appliance has attracted almost 100 bids since it went on auction at a starting price of £50 on Wednesday afternoon.
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 https://t.co/D1WFL3ygA8
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 21, 2021
After opening Thursday morning at a price of just over £100, the microwave had reached a price of £50,000 within a few hours of Eubank Jr’s tweet.