Chris Eubank Jr has once again called out Gennadiy Golovkin for a fight between the two. For several years the British star has wanted to face the modern middleweight great but has yet to get in the ring with him.
Eubank had been in talks for a domestic tussle with Kell Brook this summer, but the former welterweight champion announced his retirement from boxing last week. And any possibility of ‘GGG’ renewing acquaintances with old foe Canelo Alvarez in September for a third time were dashed at the weekend when the Mexican was comprehensively beaten by Dmitrii Bivol.
Eddie Hearn, who promotes both fighters, said there was a rematch clause.
After his defeat Canelo told media he plans to take up the opportunity to avenge his second career loss.
“Well @GGGBoxing looks like your going to need a new dance partner now that Canelo has been dethroned. I’m ready to tango baby let’s get it on this summer,” Eubank wrote on Twitter yesterday.
Golovkin has often dismissed anything that has come out of Eubank’s mouth following a scheduled fight between the two fell through in 2016. In the six years since then the 32-year-old, now trained by the legendary Roy Jones Jr, has picked up wins against the likes of Arthur Abraham, James DeGale and Liam Williams.
Last month in Japan 40-year-old Golovkin unified the 160lbs division stopping Ryota Murata in nine rounds. The Kazakh now holds the IBF and WBA titles. In the current WBA rankings Eubank Jr is the number one contender.