Chris Eubank Jr: Canelo Alvarez Needs To Fight Me
Chris Eubank Jr. feels Canelo Alvarez has two options and one of them involves fighting him.
Alvarez holds the WBA (Super) Middleweight Championship. Eubank is the interim titleholder. He won the interim gold after stopping Matt Korobov via TKO in the second round.
Eubank has expressed a willingness to collide with Alvarez to unify the championship. Here’s what Eubank said during an interview with BBC.
“I personally would like to fight Canelo. The fight has to happen. It’s one so many fight fans are calling for. I’m number one contender so he needs to fight me or give up that belt. I wouldn’t say I’m unfulfilled. I’ve had a great career, made a name for myself in the sport and I’m financially stable for the rest of my life. But is there more I can achieve? Absolutely. And I will achieve those things.”
Eubank is riding a three-fight winning streak. His last defeat was back on February 17, 2018, when he was beaten by George Groves via unanimous decision. During his winning streak, he has beaten Korobov, James DeGale, and JJ McDonagh.
As for Canelo, he’s only been beaten once and that was back on September 14, 2013. He suffered a majority decision loss to Floyd Mayweather. Since that fight, Canelo has gone 11-0-1.
The fighting future of Canelo is uncertain as he’s currently involved in a lawsuit with DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions, and Oscar De La Hoya. Canelo is alleging a breach of contract. Time will tell when Canelo will return to the ring but right now, he’s seeking $280 million in damages and the ability to be freed from his contract with DAZN.