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Eubank Jr. says GGG is no P4P king, took easy way out facing Brook

Phil Jay 09/07/2016

Lawrence Lustig

Chris Eubank Jr. has accused Gennady Golovkin of avoiding him following the Kazakh’s decision to sign a deal to fight stablemate Kell Brook on September 10.

The British champion was the frontrunner to land a date opposite ‘GGG’ in London this fall until contract negotiations stalled and promoter Eddie Hearn offered the fight to the welterweight title holder.

Brook, 30, is now in line for a massive payday on Sky Sports Box Office and HBO whilst Eubank has no obvious opponent for the coming months.

As Eubank comes to terms with losing out on millions of dollars, the 26 year-old is unhappy with the way Golovkin accepted Brook as his next foe.

“(Eddie) Hearn goes through a tough spot with my contract so offers you (Kell) Brook as an easy way out and you take it. You ain’t no P4P King doing that,” said a disappointed Eubank Jr.

Relations between Eubank, his father Chris Sr. and Hearn are once again strained, although there has been no indication as to whether the UK belt holder will be moving on.

The only fights out there for Eubank right now would be a rematch with Billy Joe Saunders – plus a shot at Golovkin’s mandataries Danny Jacobs or Jorge Heiland – as options appear highly limited.

Jacobs was one of the alternatives for Golovkin should his British debut fail to materialize whilst Heiland is the number one contender with the WBC.

Either option would be a sound move for Eubank, although fans in his home country would love to see a second fight with Saunders come to fruition.