Chris Eubank Jr. is hoping to finally land a fight with Gennadiy Golovkin and is backing himself to stop the IBF middleweight champion when the bout takes place.
Eubank, who holds the WBA interim-middleweight title returns to the ring this Saturday evening when he takes on Marcus Morrison on the undercard of Joseph Parker vs. Derek Chisora.
All being well, Eubank is hoping to move towards middleweight titles in 2021. The 31-year-old already has one eye on ‘GGG’ who he was supposed to square off against in 2016.
“I’m a middleweight right now. At the moment there are a lot of middleweight world champions that I’m coming for this year,” Eubank Jr told Sky Sports.
“Canelo is a great fighter, it’s a huge fight, but at super middleweight. He’s the only guy I would move up to fight – if I was given the opportunity, of course, I would take it. But there are a lot of names including GGG. That’s a fight that needs to happen this year, it has to happen.
“He has a world title, the fans have been asking for the fight for years, it slipped through my fingers. I’m in a position now, fighting in England, where I can put it good performances and we can make the fight at the end of the year. That would be the dream, to fight in the UK. Obviously he fights in the States and it comes down to business. My main focus is just fighting him and getting that world title.
“I really and truly believe I would stop him. My engine and his fight style? He doesn’t back down and goes to war regardless. An immovable force against an unstoppable object. When two warriors collide who put it all on the line, it would be an amazing fight. I don’t believe he could out-punch or out-perform me. I’ve had that mind-set for years now. I have the perfect style to stop Golovkin even though it’s never been done before.”
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