Eubank Jr. Interested In Taking On Jermall Charlo
Recently, Chris Eubank Jr. put the middleweight division on notice. The 30-year-old expressed a desire to face off against the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin. He has also called out Jermall Charlo.
Eubank (29-2) recently went on the PBC Podcast to further discuss his interest in Charlo (30-0), the WBC Middleweight Champion. As far as a future fight goes, Eubank doesn’t see Charlo giving him any sort of trouble.
“Nothing impresses me,” Eubank stated, via Boxing Scene. “He hasn’t fought anybody of note. And, you know, I saw a hell of a lot of weaknesses in his ability when he fought [Matt] Korobov. You know, that’s a fight that I believe I would win comfortably.”
Charlo is a former IBF Junior-Middleweight Champion. “Hitman” beat Hugo Centeno Jr. back in 2018 for the interim WBC Middleweight Title. Promoted to undisputed champion, he defended the belt against Matt Korobov in December 2018 inside the Barclays Center. A replacement for Willie Monroe Jr., who had an adverse finding on a drug test, Korobov stepped in at the last minute.
Korobov (28-3-1), who came into the fight on a four-fight win streak, challenged Charlo for twelve rounds, only to lose via unanimous decision. He faced Eubank this past December, losing via TKO in the second round after suffering from a shoulder injury.
Eubank is currently on a three-fight win streak. He lost his IBO Super-Middleweight Title to George Groves in February 2018 and has since won the interim WBA Middleweight TItle. To him, Charlos is someone who is in his way of fulfilling his destiny.
“Any man who’s got a belt in the middleweight division is fully on my radar,” Eubank went on to say. “And [Charlo] has one of the belts. So, that is definitely a fight that I’m looking to get, you know, this year, hopefully.”