In the eyes of his father, Chris Eubank Jr would beat middleweight star Gennady Golovkin now, according Chris ‘English’ Eubank.
Eubank Jr (19-1-KO14) who is preparing for his Sky Sports debut this coming Saturday when he tops the bill and takes on America’s Tony Jeter (20-4-1-KO14) with the show still going ahead after Kell Brook’s absense, ‘English’ is looking ahead and says when facing Golovkin (34-0-KO31), his son would still emerge victorious.
The former world middleweight champion has been quoted as saying: “Christopher has the beating of him. It’s a tough fight but Junior beats him in my view. It’s going to be a fabulous chase for us because we are chasing.
“I’m not as cagey or cautious as Junior. I’ve been there and done this. Back in 1990 I fought Nigel Benn and I don’t know any critic who said I should have taken that fight. It’s the same thing with Golovkin – he beats him now.
“We’re working with Matchroom and Sky Sports. All of these possibilities can be realised. Having this platform gives us the conduit to reach those contests. We’re very confident. It’s a fantastic time to show what we are.”
Eubank Jr went onto say : “He’s got weaknesses that I feel I can exploit, so the goal is to work towards that fight. It’s a huge fight down the line.
“He’s easy to hit and he’s slow. Those are the weakness I see and I think I can exploit in my opinion. I don’t think he’s had a defining fight. I don’t think he’s fought anyone who’s really been there to try and win.
“I’m not going to say anybody can beat me. The question is who the public want to see me fight. People have mentioned George Groves and Martin Murray – these are fights the public want to see.
“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my fans so if that’s what they want and we can get, that’s what we’re going to do.”
It seems that “GGG” is not the only target for Eubank Jr as the man fron Brigton has openly suggested the possibility of stepping up a division for his world title shot and admits he is hoping to face James DeGale next year.
IBF world super-middleweight champion “Chunky” who is set to face Bute out in Canada next month did not react well to the recent rumours floating about that he had come off second best in a sparring session with Eubank Jr – and the Brighton man is certainly keen to impress with the prospect of resolving their differences in the ring.
Eubank Jr added: “That’s a massive fight and a massive opportunity for me to show the fans what I’m made of. I’m a middleweight and I plan to achieve world championship status at that division.
“I want to unify the division but, if there’s an opportunity to step up to fight some of these top-named fighters and that’s what the public want and it’s viable for me to do so, I will definitely step up to the challenge.
“Boxing is boxing and you don’t know what can happen. You can get opportunities at any time and you have to make the decision there and then. I walk around at 12st but don’t struggle making the middleweight limit, so I can fluctuate between the two.”