Eubank Jr eyes Golovkin ‘within the next two years’
Interim WBA middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr is hoping to snare a challenge against formidable divisional ruler and pound for pound star Gennady Golovkin before October 2017.
Eubank is preparing to face American Tony Jeter on Saturday night in Sheffield ahead of an appearance on the Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte undercard and was in confident mood at a scheduled gathering of journalists.
The 26 year-old has already stated his desire to face ‘GGG’ as one of the main ranked contenders in line for the Kazakh and Eubank has no doubts that he could overthrow Golovkin if they ever meet in future.
“GGG is currently at the top of the weight division that I’m in, and that is why he is the target,” Eubank Jr told Sky Sports at his media workout in Hove on Wednesday.
“Any true fighter worth his salt goes after the best and wants to beat the best. In my opinion, I can beat him, but obviously I have to earn the right to face him.
“We are climbing the ladder and I believe in the next year or two I’ll be ready to step in the ring and do what we have been talking about for the last few months.
“I see weaknesses in his style and I think I can exploit those weaknesses, so hopefully the fight will happen within the next two years.”
A clash against Ireland’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan in the pipeline for Eubank should he come through Jeter as expected this weekend, in what would be a grudge match following some heated exchanges between the pair in the press.