Golovkin v Eubank Jr. contracts drafted for UK clash, says Hearn
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says only the venue needs to be sorted out for a massive middleweight title encounter between Gennady Golovkin and Chris Eubank Jr.
British champion Eubank Jr. defends his belt against Tom Doran at the O2 this weekend and has an extra carrot dangling in front of him as the chance to face the best 160 pounder in the world draws nearer.
According to Hearn, WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO champion Golovkin and Eubank Jr. need to sign on the dotted line after this weekend before arrangements are worked on to stage the contest in September, potentially at a football stadium in England.
“There have been lots of conversations with Tom Loeffler, contracts drafted and terms virtually agreed,” Hearn told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Obviously, Eubank has his own fight to take care of on Saturday night. And Although he’s a strong favourite, he shouldn’t overlook Tom Doran.
“I had a good chat with him yesterday and it’s a big opportunity for him. There are a few things to tie up, but basically if everyone really wants the fight it’s there for you to sign.”
As the UK in autumn has the significant prospect of bad weather, Hearn has a slight headache in putting on the event but doesn’t envisage any problems in both sides coming together to eventually seal the deal.
“If Golovkin really wants it and I believe he does. If Eubank really wants it and I believe he does. There is a good chance of that fight taking place in London. I think it’s a stadium fight. Let’s get the ink dry and then decide if we want to take the risk outdoors,” said Hearn.