Eubank Sr. responds to GGG: We too are ready, waiting on Matchroom

Lawrence Lustig

Ex-world champion Chris Eubank Sr. sent an immediate response to WBN’s story that Gennady Golovkin had agreed his side of the deal to fight his son Chris Jr.

Golovkin stated via social media on Wednesday that his portion of the agreement was ready and followed it up with a question on whether Junior had ‘lost his pen.’

Senior jumped straight on to the tweet and hit back with, ‘We too are ready to sign and are waiting on Matchroom Boxing. (We) May report more, later.’

The high-profile middleweight contest has been at the forefront of Eddie Hearn’s mind for the past couple of weeks as the promoter attempts to take one of the biggest names in the sport to UK soil.

Golovkin v Eubank is touted to be taking place at the O2 Arena in London and could well be heading to the Sky Sports Box Office paid platform, which will earn both fighters millions of British pounds.

Eyebrows were initially raised when Eubank and his son, who holds the coveted British championship, informed Hearn of their desire to make the Golovkin clash, although it seems that the fight is closer than ever to being made.

GGG’s handler Tom Loeffler has been seeking out a big name foe for the big-punching Kazakh for some time and it looks as though Eubank will fight the bill following failed attempts to land Canelo Alvarez and WBO ruler Billy Joe Saunders.