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“I’m Not Going Down To 155lbs To Fight Brook,” Says Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Jr is adamant that any fight against Kell Brook must happen at the middleweight limit of 160lbs.

The world title contender was in Manchester last weekend to take in Brook’s emphatic win over old rival Amir Khan, which took place at an agreed weight of 149lbs. Eubank told Sky Sports of his interest in facing the former IBF welterweight champion but in an interview with The Express he reiterated that there will be no catchweight and Brook must agree to fighting at middleweight.

“He’s absolutely fine at 160lbs,” Eubank said of Brook.

“If he wants that big payday, big stadium fight he has to come up because I’m not going down to 155lbs. I’ve never been at that weight before. So why would I go to a weight I’ve never fought at before?”

The day after he beat Khan a tweet was sent by Brook to Eubank Jr saying, ‘155(lbs) otherwise don’t mention my name’.

‘The Special One’ has fought as high as 159lbs before but that ended with a fifth-round defeat and fractured eye socket after he faced middleweight monster Gennadiy Golovkin back in 2016.