Chris Eubank Jr. is hoping to secure a matchup with Canelo Alvarez.
Eubank Jr. returned to the win column last time out in an immediate rematch against Liam Smith as he won by 10th-round TKO. Since then, many have wondered what would be next for Eubank Jr., and he says there is no bigger fight than Alvarez and hopes it can come to fruition.
“Canelo goes where the money is,” Eubank Jr. told Sky Sports. “I can’t think of any bigger money fights than me versus Canelo. I know he wants to fight in the UK, it’s a huge market. There aren’t many other guys there that people would like to see fight more than me and Alvarez. He’s one of them guys, he really does make the rules. He does what he wants. He moves up in weight, he comes down in weight, he holds belts in different weight divisions, and he does all these things that other fighters could never do. So, it’s hard to kind of target him.
“You can’t target Canelo Alvarez. Whenever he wants to come and fight he’ll fight. He’ll look at the options, ‘OK yeah, that’s going to be a good money fight, I think I can beat him.’ And he just does what he wants. So, I’m not really so much targeting him. If it comes, it comes, great. You can’t chase him. He does what he wants,” Eubank Jr. continued.
Canelo Alvarez is currently set to fight Jermell Charlo on Sept. 30 in Las Vegas in a highly-anticipated matchup. However, Alvarez has been no stranger to beating up English fighters as he’s beaten John Ryder, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith, Rocky Fielding, Liam Smith, and Amir Khan.
With that, Chris Eubank Jr. wants to be the British fighter to defeat Canelo Alvarez.
“For sure, they call him the Brit slayer,” Eubank Jr. said. “People know I’m not going to go down without a fight. I’m not going to get in there and freeze up. I’m going to go in there and I’m gonna take it to him. That’s what people want to see and that’s the fight he needs to be in, whether he’ll accept a fight like that is to be seen. But yeah, tell the fans, get the fans to speak up. Get the polls out there, demanding that he fights guys that know how to bring it to him—like me.”
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