By Jeff Aranow: IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. has called out WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew for a catch-weight fight following some trash talking he did about him on Sky Sports. Bellew really went after Eubank Jr. in pointing out that he’ll get beaten once he faces someone with some boxing skills in his division. Bellew doesn’t think too much of Eubank Jr’s IBO title, which it appears he doesn’t respect a great deal.
By Jeff Aranow: IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) is interested in facing Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) following his win over Daniel Jacobs last Saturday night. Eubank Jr. wants Golovkin to come over to the UK and face him in his home country Eubank Jr. said that he almost fell asleep in watching Golovkin’s close fight against Jacobs.
By Scott Gilfoid: While Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is confident he’ll be able to make the Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Gennady Golovkin fight this week, he’s only got 48 to 72 hours for the deadline otherwise Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler are moving on towards another opponent.
They wasted valuable time on trying to get a fight against Mexican star only to be put off until the fall of 2017. They’re not going to make that same mistake again by waiting on Eubank Jr., especially if he’s not really serious about wanting the fight.
By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBA, #2 WBC Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) says he’ll be signing for a fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) this Monday. They only have 48 hours to get the deal done, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
It looks like Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler are going to move on if the fight isn’t signed by the deadline. They’ve got to get back into the ring quickly because they wasted a great deal of time waiting for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his promoters at Golden Boy for a fight. They found out recently that Canelo won’t fight him for a year and a half until the fall of 2017.
Eubank Jr. says he’ll definitely beat Golovkin and take everything he has. We’ll see. Many people believe that the fight won’t get made at all, period.
By Scott Gilfoid: Chris Eubank Jr’s victory over a hopelessly over-matched domestic level fighter Tom Doran (17-1, 7 KOs) last Saturday night seems to have taken Eubank Jr’s confidence to a new level, because he’s not only calling out the highly talented IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs), but he’s also saying he wants WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders, who already beat him two years ago in 2014.
Eubank Jr. defeated Doran by a 4th round knockout at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Doran was knocked down four times in the fight, and he looked like he had wondered into the wrong ring. He just did not belong there.
By Patrick McHugh: British middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) made easy work of the previously unbeaten challenger Tom Doran (17-1, 7 KOs) in stopping him in the 4th round tonight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Eubank Jr. knocked Doran down four times in the fight, dropping him once in round three and three times in round four.
By Scott Gilfoid: British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) has convinced himself that he can beat the best middleweight in the division Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs), and he plans on trying to realize his dreams by facing the Kazakhstan star in September.
Eubank Jr. believes the fight against GGG will be one of the biggest fights in British boxing history, even though it would only have one Brit involved rather than two. Eubank Jr. thinks he can defeat Golovkin by brawling and boxing him. It’s hard to picture Eubank Jr. out-brawling Golovkin. If you look at how marked up Eubank Jr. was in his last fight against Nick Blackwell, I just can’t see Eubank Jr. being able to defeat Triple G.
Eubank Jr’s promoter Eddie Hearn is said to be close to making the Golovkin fight for September. Eubank Jr. needs to do his part by beating Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KOs) tonight, and not getting in the way of the negotiations with GGG by making unreasonable demands.
By Scott Gilfoid: Middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) came in overweight initially at Friday’s weigh-in for his defense of his British title against Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Eubank Jr. was one ounce over the 160lb weigh-in limit.
Eubank Jr. was able to take off the weight after being given some time to take it off. On the second weigh-in attempt, Eubank Jr. successfully weighed in at 159 ¾ pounds. For his part, Doran weighed in at 158 ¼ pounds.
Eubank Jr. said he wants to make a statement with the win to send a message to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin that he’s earned his title shot. I’m not sure that beating a 2nd tier fighter like Doran is necessarily a fight that should normally earn someone a title shot, but if that’s what Eubank Jr. wants to believe then what can you say.
By Scott Gilfoid: While few boxing fans believe that #2 WBA, #2 WBC Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) has any chance at all of beating IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) in their proposed fight for September, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes Eubank Jr. could pull it off and be the one that finally beats GGG.
Eubank Jr. hasn’t yet shown the kind of talent that would suggest that he’ll be able to beat Golovkin, but he speaks if it’s a dead certainty of him doing that. Eubank Jr’s confidence is downright scary because he comes off so utterly convinced that he’s going to win. It makes you whether he actually can.
By Dan Ambrose: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is only going to have a small amount of time to make the fight between his fight Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 17 KOs) and IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs). According to Hearn, he has only seven days to make the Golovkin vs. Eubank Jr. after this Saturday’s fight between Eubank Jr. and Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
If Hearn hasn’t made the fight by the seven day time frame, then Golovkin will move on and be looking for another opponent. The problem is that Golovkin has wasted valuable time waiting on a fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and he just found out this week that the Mexican star won’t be fighting him this year.
Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions wants the fight between him and Golovkin to take place in the fall of 2017. It’s too bad they took this long in telling GGG this, because they could have saved him a lot of wasted time if they had told him months ago that they have no intentions of fighting him in 2016.