Chris Eubank is confident his son Chris Jr. could overcome Gennady Golovkin to become the best middleweight on the planet.
Despite recently moving up to super-middleweight, Eubank Jr. is consistently linked to facing ‘GGG’ after the pair were close to agreeing contracts to fight last September in London. That honor eventually went to Kell Brook, and the welterweight was duly halted in five rounds.
Former world champion Eubank believes Golovkin versus Junior would be a completely different story to the Brook fight and sees the former British champion as being better than the Kazakh in all departments.
“The sense is that he wrecks Golovkin,” Eubank told Gary Brazil on talkSPORT UK radio. “He doesn’t have anything on Junior – nothing.
“He doesn’t have the speed, he doesn’t have the power, he doesn’t have the DNA and he doesn’t have the charisma. Junior has it all.”
Eubank Jr. is preparing to challenge IBO title holder Renold Quinlan on February 4 in his first outing at 168 and the 27 year-old gave props to the Australian for accepting his offer to travel to the UK.
“He is willing to come over to England to defend his title on foreign ground against me – one of the best boxers in Britain – so he is up for it,” said Eubank Jr.
“He is a world champion, he doesn’t want to give his belt up, so it is a dangerous fight,” he added.
A win for Eubank over Quinlan would open doors to potential domestic blockbusters with the likes of James DeGale, George Groves, Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Martin Murray, all being dependent on what weight division the Brighton man will choose post-February.