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25th Jun 2016

Chris Eubank Jr is already eyeing up his next big fight – and it could be huge

A fight we'd like to see.

Richard Beech

World Middleweight Champion Chris Eubank Jr will defend his title against Tom Doran tonight, but in the lead up, he’s already eyeing up his next fight.

The British fighter says he wants to take on Gennady Golovkin, and reckons it would be one of the biggest fights in British history if it went ahead.

Golovkin is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, pound-for-pound boxer in the world, and Eubank Jr isn’t afraid of facing him.

“I definitely think it would be one of the biggest fights in British boxing history,” Eubank Jr told Sky Sports.

“This is two huge names and people know we are real fighters, fighters’ fighters who go in there and put everything on the line.

“We put on performances that inspire people every time we step into the ring. Some fighters don’t perform on the night but we go in there and inspire.”

Eubank Jr clearly thinks he’s a match for Golovkin.

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“I want to challenge him because he’s the No 1 in the middleweight division and is seen as one of the pound-for-pound best in the world. Any fighter worth his salt wants to be the best and to be the best you have to fight the best.

“I told him I was ready for him and there’s been no response yet but all I can do is wait to see if he’s ready to step up and fight someone who isn’t scared of him.

“No man is unbeatable. People think he’s some invincible monster who knocks everybody out but I know my chin and I know the kind of shots I can take.

“All he really has, in my opinion, is powerful punches. As far as defence and boxing technique are concerned, I feel I can outbox him and outfight him and outbrawl him.

“Speed is the key for me so I’d look to go in there and bring it to him unlike all the other fighters who have gone in there knowing they were going to lose. I’ll have no [thought] put in my mind that I can’t beat them and I believe I’ll go in there and exploit his weaknesses.

“So many fighters who fight Golovkin have lost before they’ve entered the ring. Confidence, a strong mental toughness, is key in boxing and it seems a lot of fighters these days haven’t got as much as I have.”