Chris Eubank Jr. can’t wait to step inside the ring against unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The British boxer said in a recent boxing news that he believes he has what it takes to finally put a blemish on GGG’s spotless 35-0 record.
Following his impressive fourth-round technical knockout win against Tom Doran this weekend, Eubank wasn’t shy in telling the world who he wanted to fight next. He said that he will not hesitate to face Golovkin, saying that Kazakh is beatable.
“Gennady Golovkin I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your belts, man. Everyone’s scared of you. For some reason they think you’re this indestructible man. You’re not and I’m coming,” Eubank said via Boxing Scene. “And if I can’t get you, [Billy Joe] Saunders, you I’m coming for as well. You’re getting it. Anybody out there with a world title I’m coming for.”
Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned that Golovkin’s camp has also expressed interest in setting up the fight. He added in a boxing news that a deal could be made within this week for a potential stadium fight in London this September. Hearn told Mirror that he expects the fight to sell anywhere between 40,000 to 50,000 tickets.
For those who haven’t seen Eubank fight, his audacious statements would make it seem as though he can easily make chump meat out of Golovkin inside the ring. Boxing News 24 pumped the brakes for a second and noted that Eubank isn’t talented enough to pose a serious threat to Golovkin’s undefeated streak.
If Eubank Jr. continues to overly promote himself, negotiations with Golovkin could collapse in an instant. Golovkin is considered the top middleweight in boxing today, while Eubank comfortably sits at the 4th spot.
If Next Gen refuses to acknowledge that he’s the B-side fighter and would start asking for 50-50 split, a fight between him and Golovkin might never be made. Golovkin is also being linked to a possible showdown with Canelo Alvarez next year.