‘Let’s fight’ – Chris Eubank Jr calls out Gennady Golovkin after loss to Canelo


Despite another fight to prepare for, Chris Eubank Jr called out Gennady Golovkin after losing his trilogy fight with Canelo.

Golovkin was dominated by Canelo on Saturday night as he struggled to get a start against the Mexican and fell to a unanimous decision loss.

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Scorecards weren’t the best, but at least the right man won in Canelo

Unlike the first two fights between the two, which were extremely close, this time the young Canelo looked way too fresh for the 40-year-old Golovkin.

That being said, it looks like Eubank Jr could sense an opportunity to get his hands on a world title, as he called Golovkin after the fight.

As it stands, while he was unable to win the undisputed super middleweight crown from Canelo, Golovkin still holds the IBF and WBA titles in the middleweight division.

Eubank Jr, who fights between middleweight and super middleweight, failed in his only attempt to win a world title when he was beaten by George Groves in 2018.

Now an aging Golovkin could be the perfect opportunity for Eubank Jr to get his hands on a belt, hence the call on Twitter, as he said, “GGG you had a great run.

“Come back to middleweight and let’s fight for those belts you still have in December or just pass them and I’ll take care of it for the next two years while you enjoy your retirement…

“You deserved it champion.”

Eubank Jr must pass Benn before he can consider a fight with Golovkin

Eubank Jr must pass Benn before he can consider a fight with Golovkin

December would be a quick turnaround for Eubank Jr considering he has an upcoming fight with Conor Benn on October 8th.

Although they typically box in two weight classes, the pair agreed to meet at a catchweight of 157 pounds to carry on the legacy of their fathers who had an epic duo of fights in the early 1990s.

Chris Eubank Sr, however, is unhappy with his son’s drop from the 160lb middleweight limit and has threatened to pull Eubank Jr out of the fight due to health concerns.

Although it didn’t seem to affect the fight, Benn and his promoter, Kalle Sauerland, came out and said the fight would go ahead.

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