Chris Eubank Jr calls out Gennady Golovkin after Liam Williams victory

Chris Eubank Jr confirms that he has his sights set on a collision with Kazakhstani monster Gennady Golovkin.

On February 5, the Brit produced arguably the best performance of his career as he dropped Liam Williams four times en route to a unanimous decision victory.

His partnership with new trainer Roy Jones Jr appears to have worked wonders. The middleweight contender is no longer a limited, come forward pressure fighter, but a top boxer capable of outfoxing the best in the country.

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His contest with Williams at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff was billed as a 50-50 contest. Aside from one competitive loss to WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade, his Welsh opponent had looked devastating throughout his tenure in the middleweight division. But by the fourth round of this huge domestic grudge match, he’d hit the floor three times.

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Although Williams desperately tried to force his way back into the contest, his rival had already built up an uncatchable lead. He cruised through the fight while producing some showboating in the final round. The win has solidified the Brit as a genuine world title contender, and now attention has switched to his next opponent.

Chris Eubank Jr wants Gennady Golovkin

In his post-fight interview with iFL TV, the controversial boxer called out two of the biggest stars in the division.

He said: “I want to fight for a world title. Put Triple G in front of me. Put Ryota Morata in front of me. Get me a world title shot.

“I know it’s easier said than done, especially with Covid. It’s hard. But put a big name in front of me. I want the big names. I want names that the fans are going to get excited about.”

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The prospect of a super-fight between Eubank Jr and Golovkin is nothing short of mouth-watering. Triple G is one of the greatest fighters of this generation. His supreme skills and destructive power allowed him to reign over the middleweight division for over a decade.

The IBF world champion came close to travelling to England to fight Eubank Jr in 2016. But partly due to a bizarre request from Eubank Sr, the contest never occurred. However, the potential barnstormer looks like it is now back on the table.

The Kazakhstani would have been too much for the Brit in his prime. But now, in his late thirties, Father Time is catching up. You can’t go on forever, so if Eubank Jr wants to secure a career-defining victory, then now is the time to strike.

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