Chris Eubank Jr. is ready to right a perceived wrong. Back in 2016 he was scheduled to face Gennady Golovkin until financial agreements with his prior promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing could not be reached.
Eubank Jr. has recently inked a new promotional deal with Team Sauerland, and they are looking to have him fight three times in 2021. His first scheduled date is in April, his second in the summer, and the final is set for the fall. Golovkin is being targeted for any of 3 dates, and Kell Brook is also another name that has been brought up.
Chris Eubank Jr. feels the new move to Sauerland could mark the turning point of his career stating,
“They were in the right place, at the right time and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Right now I’m in my prime, I’m the number one contender, I have a new coach, a new promoter and they will deliver. I want Golovkin, it’s that simple.”
I do not find it odd that Eubank is calling out the now 38-year old Golovkin, who is still formidable, but who’s best days are clearly behind him. The pursuit of the Kell Brook fight is a little more puzzling. Kell Brook competes two weight classes below him and most recently was stopped by Terence Crawford in November of last year.