Chris Eubank Jr. revealed that Gennady Golovkin’s team “showed interest” in the world championship battle, and the British competitor was eager to ensure “an epic war”.
If Eubank Jr beats Sven Elbir at the SSE Wembley Arena on Saturday, October 2nd, he will continue to fight for the world championship title and live Sky Sports.
The 31-year-old’s goal is to have a large-scale conflict with IBF champion Golovkin, which may happen after Jr. Eubank accepts a mandatory WBA championship game later this year.
“With the cancellation of the interim championship title, we are now a mandatory challenger for super belts or regular belts, so yes, we are now pushing these battles,” Eubank Jr. told Sky Sports.
“By the end of this year, I will fight 100% for the world championship and win one.”
Ryota Murata has the WBA “Super” title, and Erislandy Lara is also recognized as the WBA champion.
“I want the top belt. I want the main belt, the upper belt,” Little Eubank said.
“Murata is the most meaningful struggle, and it is also the struggle we want to promote.”
Golovkin has not returned after retaining his IBF belt during the seventh round suspension against Kamil Szeremeta.
But the young Eubank said that he has been listed as a potential opponent of the Kazakh star.
“This battle has attracted them, and they have been in contact with us,” Jr. Eubank told Sky Sports. “They showed interest, so if I can win the world championship, then the battle is over.
“People have shown interest in the future battle. It must be [inevitable].
“He is the world champion and I am the first place contender. I am the most exciting boxer in the heavyweight class. I am the boxer where fans want to see these guys, so it has to happen.
“I have been imagining it for years and I know how to beat him. I just need to seize the opportunity and the opportunity will come.
“My style with him is simply an epic war.
“He doesn’t know how to go backwards, and I don’t know how to stop punching.
“If you put these two styles together, you will participate in a legendary boxing match.”
Sky Sports Boxing Schedule
Oscar Valdez vs. Robson Conceicao-WBC Super Featherweight Champion
September 25-Sky Sports Box Office
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk-IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion
Lawrence Okoli vs Dylan Prasovic-WBO Heavyweight Champion
Chris Eubank Jr. VS Sven Elbeer
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor-European Welterweight Champion
Richard Riakpohre VS Krzysztof Twardowski
Michael Laval vs Steven Ward
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzea-WBO Middleweight Champion
Hughie Fury VS Christian Hammer
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson-WBO Super Featherweight Champion
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catroll-the undisputed super lightweight champion