Chris Eubank Jr: I Know I Can Beat Canelo, I See His Weaknesses

Chris Eubank Jr

Middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr has called for a fight against Saul β€˜Canelo’ Alvarez. The Mexican still holds the WBA middleweight title despite fighting at light-heavyweight last time out. Eubank is the organization’s interim champion at 160lbs and believes he is the man who should face β€˜Canelo’ next. Speaking to Sky Sports Eubank said he is the toughest opponent available for the Mexican superstar due to the fact he would enter the fight with a seek and destroy mentality.

“Canelo Alvarez, that’s the No 1 fight that I want right now,” Eubank Jr said. “I don’t think anyone on the planet would make a better opponent for him. Most guys are going in there to run and survive, I’m going in there to destroy.

“I know I can beat him, so that’s the fight I want. I definitely have got a strategy. I see the weaknesses. I see where he can be exposed. I’m not looking to survive, I’m taking the fight to him and I don’t think he’s ready for somebody like that.”

“Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, two of the biggest names in boxing and they both have middleweight titles. Those are the guys I want. Those are the fights that I need at this stage of my career. I don’t want to take backward steps. It’s full steam ahead.”

Another option for Eubank is, of course, a rematch against long-time rival Billy Joe Saunders. β€˜BJS’ handed Eubank his first career loss back in 2014 and the pair have been feuding ever since. Saunders currently holds a super-middleweight title and Eubank thinks their difference in weight may stop the fight from happening – at least for now.

“Saunders is ongoing,” Eubank said. “It is a fight that can, and probably will, happen again in the future. Everybody knows we don’t get along. We don’t like each other. I want the fight. The only issue is that I’m at middleweight and he’s at super middleweight.”

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