Promoter Ben Shalom remains confident that a fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Kell Brook will happen.
However, the Boxxer CEO has advised Eubank to be realistic when it comes to the financial side of any agreement.
“Kell’s not going to accept less money than he has for other fights and so it means Eubank has to be realistic,” he told Boxing Social’s Ayman Khan.
“Kell’s doing a lot by taking this fight. I think there’s much more of a risk for him, he doesn’t need to take it. It’s a great fight for Chris and I think Chris needs to be realistic perhaps or Chris’s team on what can be afforded for that fight.
“We expect to get it done. Chris has done unbelievable numbers on the (Sky Box Office) platform. We invested in him heavily with Liam Williams and Wasserman on that last show and I expect it to happen. I think it’s a massive fight. We will see, hopefully in the next few days.”
Eubank Jr has had an interest in fighting Brook for a while and made his intentions clear when he attended the former welterweight champion’s last win over Amir Khan in Manchester.
The one stumbling block had appeared to be the weight limit. Eubank, a natural middleweight had no interest in meeting Brook’s catchweight suggestion of 155lbs. Instead, it appears that the proposed fight will take place at 158lbs. Stepping on the scales two pounds short of the middleweight limit will be the highest Brook has fought at since his punishing loss to Gennadiy Golovkin six years ago.
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