Trainer Sanchez says Eubank Jr not ready for Golovkin
Abel Sanchez has informed WBN that he believes British middleweight Chris Eubank Jr can make necessary improvements under Adam Booth to help him hone his boxing skills.
Sanchez, who has overseen Gennady Golovkin’s titanic rise to back-to-back WBN Fighter of the Year awards and a top three pound for pound ranking, was asked his views on a possible clash with Eubank in the future.
Eubank, 26, has openly confirmed his desire to face the most feared fighter on the planet, although Sanchez says a fight in the coming months would come a little too soon for the son of ex-champion Chris Sr.
“I don’t think Chris Eubank Jr is ready for the top level just yet,” Sanchez exclusively told World Boxing News.
“We saw that could not handle Billy Joe Saunders when they fought and he lost, but if there is high interest in the fight happening and he wants it, then I am sure (Golovkin’s promoter) Tom Loeffler will put it together.
“Eubank is just not ready for GGG right now, but with Adam Booth working with him I am sure he will improve in the future,” he added.
Golovkin is lined up to face the winner of Miguel Cotto v Canelo Alvarez, or at the very least a shot at the WBC title in 2016. The 33 year-old currently holds the IBF, WBA, IBO and interim WBC championships, but wants to add the full green belt before moving on to the winner of Andy Lee v Saunders later in 2016.
Current regular WBA title holder Danny Jacobs defends against Peter Quillin in a Brooklyn blockbuster on December 5 – with the winner then set to face whoever comes out on top when Eubank battles Gary O’Sullivan a week later in London.