Chris Eubank Jr
has his sights firmly set on IBF Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin and believes 2021 may very well be the yr that he lastly will get to lock horns with the big-punching pound-for-pound star from Kazakhstan.
The Brighton powerhouse returns to battle within the UK for the primary time in over two years this Saturday Might 1 when he takes on British rival Marcus Morrison on the AO Area, Manchester, stay on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace within the UK and on DAZN in all markets excluding the UK, Eire, China, New Zealand and Samoa.
Having beforehand campaigned at Tremendous-Middleweight, Eubank Jr (29-2, 22 KOs) returned to the Middleweight division to assert the WBA Interim Middleweight World Title for the second time with a TKO win over former World Title challenger Matvey Korobov in December 2019, whereas making his US debut on the Barclays Centre in New York.
Eubank Jr was in talks to battle Golovkin in 2016 however the alternative as a substitute went to Sheffield’s Kell Brook. The one blemishes on Golovkin’s fearsome document is a draw and a defeat in two fights with Canelo Alvarez, however Eubank Jr is assured he might develop into the primary man to cease ‘GGG’.
“Getting previous Marcus Morrison units me up for some huge fights in the summertime and winter of this yr,” stated Eubank Jr. “There’s a whole lot of attention-grabbing fights on the market and a whole lot of huge names within the Middleweight division, a whole lot of World Champions that followers wish to see me go up in opposition to.
“There’s even fighters that aren’t World Champions that might occur for me. You’ve bought Kell Brook speaking it up loads and I do know Eddie Hearn needs to make that battle, in order that’s one thing that might presumably occur in the summertime.
“The top purpose is to get Golovkin. The opposite World Champions within the Middleweight division, Ryota Murata is unquestionably up on my listing. He has the total WBA World Title, I’m the Interim World Champion proper now. There are some huge names on the market and a few huge fights.
“I’ve needed to battle Golovkin for years. I imagine that is the yr that I’m going to get him. I’m coming for all the belts. That’s what I’m within the sport to do. It’s not that I’ve to look good on this battle to get to that stage. You’ve bought to look good in each battle, and I do look good in each battle.
“I actually and actually imagine I might cease him. My engine and his battle type? He doesn’t again down and goes to conflict regardless. An immovable power in opposition to an unstoppable object. When two warriors collide who put all of it on the road, it will be a tremendous battle. I don’t imagine he might out-punch or out-perform me.
“Win or lose I put all of it on the road. That’s why I’ve a whole lot of followers. I don’t coast, I don’t give up, and I don’t hand over. I don’t slack, I’m on it 100% of the time. That is my life, and as soon as I get previous Marcus Morrison the World Champions are in some severe hassle.”
This weekend’s conflict with Morrison will probably be Eubank Jr’s first battle since linking up with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr, who was as soon as a rival of his father’s, and the 31-year-old believes Jones Jr will probably be a useful addition to his staff as he targets World Titles
“COVID tousled a whole lot of plans for my profession in 2020. I went away and I used that point to the most effective I might and that was coaching with Roy Jones Jr. Studying from him, as a lot as I might, perfecting the craft. Studying the teachings of Roy and attempting to implement them as a lot as I might by means of sparring and coaching. I really feel like I’m a greater fighter for it.
“I’ve seemed as much as Roy since I used to be a child. He was one among my favorite fighters. To really be capable to spend the period of time that I’ve with him and decide his brains and listen to every little thing he has to say on the game and the way I ought to method it has been a dream come true.”
Eubank Jr vs. Morrison is a part of an enormous night time of motion in Manchester, Derek Chisora (32-10, 23 KOs) and Joseph Parker (28-2, 21 KOs) collide in a crunch Heavyweight conflict, Irish star Katie Taylor (17-0, 6 KOs) defends her Undisputed Light-weight crown in opposition to former novice rival Natasha Jonas (9-1-1, 7 KOs), undefeated WBA Gentle-Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs) places his Title on the road in opposition to Craig Richards (16-1-1, 9 KOs), Belfast’s James Tennyson (28-3, 24 KOs) faces Mexico’s Jovanni Straffon (23-3-1, 16 KOs) for the IBO Light-weight World Title, Preston Tremendous-Welterweight Scott Fitzgerald (14-0, 9 KOs) makes his lengthy awaited return and Light-weight prospect Campbell Hatton (1-0) fights in his residence metropolis for the primary time as a professional.