British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. has responded to Gennady Golovkin accusing him of losing his pen as a fight deal draws nearer.
Golovkin revealed that he has agreed his side of the contract to travel to the UK this year and defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO title against Eubank Jr. in London.
Doubts crept in on Wednesday night when ‘GGG’ sent out his tweet on social media, although Eubank’s father was the first to answers the Kazakh’s goading.
Eventually, Eubank Jr. came to the fore and stated: “My pen is in my hand ready and waiting to sign as soon as I get the contract…don’t you worry about that.”
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) July 6, 2016
Dates in the fall are currently being considered by promoter Eddie Hearn for the high-profile clash that will see one of the greatest 160 pound fighters in recent years making the journey to British soil.
Despite having home advantage, Eubank Jr. will begin as a massive underdog to stop Golovkin’s run of 22 stoppages and send out a warning to the Lonsdale belt holder’s rival Billy Joe Saunders.
Frank Warren-handled Saunders is the only other major title holder in the division and Golovkin has so far been disappointed in two attempts to arrange a unification for all the championships.
Saunders famously defeated Eubank Jr. when the pair met in November 2014 and may want to wait until the fight simmers even more before landing himself a massive paycheck against the winner.