Eubank Jr. to Golovkin: “My corner don’t own towels”

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By Eric Baldwin: British middleweight title holder Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) took a shot at Kell Brook and IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) on his social media site on Saturday when he said that if GGG wants a fight, he should face him because his corner doesn’t have towels.

It was kind of a low blow in taking a shot at the 30-year-old Brook, whose trainer Dominic Ingle threw in the towel into the ring in the 5th round to save him from taking punishment in his fight against Golovkin at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Brook was getting worked over by Golovkin at the time that Ingle tossed the towel into the ring to have referee Marlon Wright stop the match.

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WBA wants Eubank Jr. to take part in tourney


By Scott Gilfoid: In an offer that is likely to be rejected almost immediately, the World Boxing Association president Gilberto Mendoza wants #2 WBA Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) to take part in a tournament to decide an eventual opponent to fight for the WBA middleweight title, which is currently held by Gennady Golovkin.

The WBA is going to be reducing the champions in the division by ordering WBA “regular” middleweight belt holder to face WBA Super World champion Golovkin after the Kazakhstan fighters’ next match against Kell Brook on September 10. So instead of Eubank fighting Golovkin immediately, he would have to wait for him to face Jacobs.

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Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Tommy Langford on October 22

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By Scott Gilfoid: Just when you thought Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) couldn’t sabotage his career any more than he already had, he goes and signs for a fight against domestic level fighter Tommy Langford (17-0, 6 KOs). Eubank Jr. will be fighting the 27-year-old Langford on October 22 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. I am so, so disappointed in Eubank Jr. with his choice of opponent.

Langford is technically ranked #2 by the World Boxing Organization, which is a very, very high ranking considering the level of opposition he’s been fighting during his four-year pro career. I mean, I can’t recognize one name on Langford’s resume of past opponents, not one.

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Saunders still offering Eubank Jr. an 80-20 split


By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like you can add Chis Eubank Jr’s name to the list of fighters that WBO middleweight belt holder Billy Joe Saunders won’t be fighting anytime soon. Saunders is offering Eubank Jr. a small 80-20 revenue split for a rematch between them, and it looks like he’s not going to be budging from that offer.

Saunders recently turned down fights against Gabriel Rosado, Willie Monroe Jr. and Curtis Stevens for fights on the undercard of Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith card on September 17, and it’s unclear when he’ll finally get around to making his first defense of his World Boxing Organization 160lb title.

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Eubank Sr. says they still want Billy Joe Saunders


By Scott Gilfoid: Chris Eubank Sr. is still interested in setting up a rematch between his son #2 WBA, #2 WBC Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) and unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) so that his son can avenge his loss to Saunders from 2014. However, Eubank Sr. doesn’t know if Saunders is interested in the fight with Eubank Jr. Saunders has a chance of potentially getting a nice payday fight against former two division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in December.

If Saunders takes energy showing interest in a fight against Eubank Jr. right now, he could wind up missing out on a fight against Canelo Alvarez. A fight against Canelo might have a more realistic chance of taking place for Saunders than a rematch against Eubank Jr., because the negotiations for that fight could prove to be a real headache for Saunders and his promoter.

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Saunders offers Eubank Jr. 80-20 split for rematch


By Scott Gilfoid: Billy Joe Saunders and trainer Chris Eubank Sr. got into a little spat on social media today about this and that. Saunders pointed out that Eubank Sr. had got his son Chris Eubank Jr. a lot of money over the Gennady GGG Golovkin deal where he chose not to sign the contract for that fight. Eubank Sr. then intimated that he would let Saunders fight his son Eubank Jr. At this point, Saunders said the fight against Eubank Jr. can happen as long as he agrees to an 80-20 split of the loot for the fight.

It’s unclear if this was Saunders’ way of ducking the Eubank Jr rematch, but it would seem so. There’s no way Eubank Jr would accept such a low money split with the 26-year-old Saunders, who is seen by many in the boxing community as little more than a paper champion at best.

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20 best middleweights rated


By Dan Ambrose: Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is clearly the 900lb gorilla in the middleweight division right now without question. He’s proven that he’s the best without even having to fight the top three fighters in the division. However, there’s a lot of disagreement with boxing fans in who are the best fighters overall in the division in their pecking order.

I believe the difference between Golovkin and the rest of the pack is like difference between planet Earth and planet Pluto. Never the less, there is a No.2 guy in the division right now, and I don’t see it being Saul “Canelo” Alvarez despite him being a very popular fighter. I see Canelo as being overrated as a fighter. I think Canelo is more of the next generation’s version of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In other words, Chavez Jr. 2.0.

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Eubank Jr. to face Tommy Langford


By Scott Gilfoid: Chris Eubank Jr. will be defending his British middleweight title against challenger Tommy Langford in his next fight. Langford’s promoter Frank Warren won the purse bid for the fight and he’ll be the one putting the match on. Like in the 26-year-old Eubank Jr’s past two fights, he’s deciding to put his emphasis on fighting domestic level opposition rather than facing high quality contenders.

Langford, 27, is currently ranked #2 with the World Boxing Organization, but he’s not seen as one of the more talented fighters in the top 10 rankings by a lot of fans. Langford (17-0, 6 KOs) has been mainly fighting domestic level fighters and having problems getting knockouts over this level of opposition.

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Frank Warren Wins Eubank Jr – Langford Purse Bid

Birmingham’s undefeated Tommy Langford (17-0; 6KO’s) will challenge Chris Eubank Jr (23-1; 18KO’s) for the British Middleweight Championship after promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bid to stage the fight.

Langford, who holds the Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight belts, will take on Eubank Jr at a venue and date to be confirmed.

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Eubank Jr. ready to fight Golovkin now


By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBA, #2 WBC middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) took to social media on Thursday to call out unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) for a fight. The 26-year-old Eubank Jr. says he’ll take the belts off of Golovkin once he gets down with his scheduled September 10 fight against unbeaten welterweight Kell “Special K” Brook (36-0, 25 KOs).

Eubank Jr. thinks the Golovkin vs. Brook fight is a joke due to Golovkin facing a welterweight rather than someone from his own weight class. Eubank Jr. had been quiet recently, but he likely chose to speak up after Golovkin called him a “clown’ in a recent interview this week.

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