Gennady Golovkin has revealed that his side of the deal to face Chris Eubank Jr. has been agreed and the ball is now in the court of the Briton.
The current WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight champion is ready to meet the UK title holder on his home turf and says it’s now up to Eubank Jr. to confirm the fight.
Eubank (23-1, 18 KO’s) has been highly vocal about taking on the big-punching Kazakh, who is undefeated in 35 contests and holds an amazing 91% KO ratio in the paid ranks.
Golovkin has ripped through the division, all the way to a lucrative deal with HBO, and is widely regarded as one of the two best pound for pound fighters in the world alongside TV network partner Roman Gonzalez.
Promoter’s Eddie Hearn and Tom Loeffler have been working hard on getting the fight over the line in recent days as fans on both sides of the Atlantic await an official announcement.
Everything agreed from our side, now waiting for @ChrisEubankJr, who all of a sudden has lost his pen…
— Gennady Golovkin (@GGGBoxing) July 6, 2016
The encounter looks likely to take place in England around September or October once Eubank’s pen is eventually put to paper and looks set to be held at the famous O2 Arena in London.
All that remains is for Eubank to follow through his intention to make the fight and the anticipated build-up can begin in earnest.