“Golovkin has weaknesses that I feel I can exploit” -Eubank Jr.


Chris-Eubank-Junior-and-dadIt would be difficult to find a disappointed spectator from this weekend’s HBO PPV feature bout between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux in their highly anticipated middleweight title unification fight.

Golovkin showed up and absolutely dominated. Most assumed that would be the case, but he displayed a highly impressive boxing skillset to go along with his monstrous power punching. Anyone with even a basic understanding of the fight game knew “Triple G” could box, but he proved he is a highly evolved fighter with a multitude of offensive prowess.

After a fight like this, it would seem as though Golovkin would continue to have issues getting fighters in the ring with him, let alone targeting him. However, being that Golovkin was given the grand stage that is HBO PPV he is in a different position today than he ever has been in the past, and likely to grow for the better.

Chris Eubank Jr. is looking to capitalize off of the Golovkin appeal and he is not intimidated by the perceived notion that unified middleweight titlist is an untamable monster.

“People see Golovkin as the top fighter in the Middleweight division – and as the type of fighter I am, I want to fight the best,” said Eubank Jr.

Eubank has business to take care of before he can even begin to get serious about a Golovkin fight. He is scheduled to make his first appearance on Sky Sports against Tony Jeter at the Sheffield Arena. Should he come out victorious and unscathed, Eubank Jr. will attempt to make another outing before the end of the year on December 12th, although no opponent is set.

Eubank Jr. is determined to win a world title and he is willing to take on the best in the division to get his hands on a belt. While I’m sure the son of legendary fighter Chris Eubank Sr. wouldn’t turn down a fight with the winner of Miguel Cotto-Saul Canelo Alvarez, he believes he can exploit the weaknesses he sees in Golovkin, specifically.

“I want to prove that I can mix it and beat these guys. Anyone in the Middleweight division that has a belt – I want to fight them. There is no reason that within the next two years, I can’t have all those belts.

“Golovkin has got weaknesses that I feel I can exploit, so the goal is to work towards that fight. It’s a huge fight down the line. I think he’s easy to hit and I can exploit that. I don’t think he’s had a defining fight. I don’t think he’s fought anyone who’s really been there to try and win.”

Eubank’s father and British boxing legend Chris Eubank Sr. compared the potential showdown between his son and Golovkin to his own World title blockbuster grudge matches with Nigel Benn – and said he had no doubt that his son would defeat ‘Triple G’.

“Christopher possesses all the attributes needed to beat Golovkin,” said Eubank Sr. “It’s a tough fight but Junior beats him in my view. It’s going to be a fabulous chase for us because we are chasing.
“I’m not as cagey or cautious as Junior. I’ve been there and done this. Back in 1990 I fought Nigel Benn and I don’t know any critic who said I should have taken that fight. It’s the same thing with Golovkin – Christopher beats him now.”

Eubank Sr. isn’t just talking. In fact, he is already figuring out the obstacles and believes the pieces are in place.

“We’re working with Matchroom and Sky Sports. All of these possibilities can be realized. Having this platform gives us the conduit to reach those contests. We’re very confident. It’s a fantastic time to show what we are.”