Eubank Jr.: ‘I Want The Big Names’
Turning professional in 2011, Chris Eubank Jr. has managed to maintain an impressive resume. An IBO Super-Middleweight and British Middleweight Champion, Eubank has managed to fight some of the top boxers out there. He wants more, however, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it.
Eubank (29-2) told Boxing Scene that he needs fights against elite members of boxing’s middleweight division. He has already faced fighters like Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves, losing to them both. If he had his way, the would face the true kings of the division.
“I want the big names. I want the belts. That’s what I want over the next 12 months. I’m ready right now. I’ve been training,” Eubank stated. “I would love to fight Gennadiy Golovkin right now. That would be an amazing fight. He’s still a very dangerous fighter. I think he won at least one of the Canelo Alvarez fights. You can’t ever underestimate a fighter like GGG, with his experience and power. I tried fighting him years back, but he fought Kell Brook instead. That fight was taken away from me, and it’s a regret.”
Eubank is currently on a three-fight win streak. Following a loss against Groves in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series Middleweight tournament, he rebounded with a win over JJ McDonagh. His last fight was a TKO-win over Matt Korobov back in December.
When it comes to fighters like Canelo, Eubank may have issues just because of the list of opponents already set to face him. The same goes for Golovkin, especially if Canelo and Golovkin face off once more.
Eubank wouldn’t mind scrapping with Demetrius Andrade, the WBO Middleweight Champion. He also has an interest in recent rival Jermall Charlo, the WBC Middleweight Champion. The goal is a world title, and even if he may have some ring rust, Eubank wants to give it a go.
“The unfortunate thing for me is that I’ve only had one round of professional boxing since February 2019,” Eubank went on to say. “Would a non-title fight [after coronavirus] be a good thing before I challenged for a world title? Probably. I wouldn’t say no to it. If the opportunity presents itself for a world title, I’ll take it, because that’s what I want. I’m 30-year-old now. I need the big fights.”
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