Gennady Golovkin to consider fighting Chris Eubank Jr, says promoter
Last Updated: 23/10/15 10:53am
Gennady Golovkin would consider facing Chris Eubank Jr, says the unbeaten world middleweight champion's promoter.
Golovkin (34-0-KO31) added the IBF crown to his WBA Super and WBC (interim) titles by demolishing David Lemieux on October 17 and has opened the door to a future clash with Eubank Jr (19-1-KO14), who makes his Sky Sports debut on Saturday night against Tony Jeter.
The Kazakh's promoter Tom Loeffler told World Boxing News: "Chris Eubank Jr is doing well and is increasing his profile in the UK all the time, so I could definitely see him as a future fight for GGG.
Chris Eubank Jr is doing well and is increasing his profile in the UK all the time, so I could definitely see him as a future fight for GGG.
"I don't think there is anyone at 160 that can go the distance with GGG because of his punching power, aggressive style and uncanny ability to cut off the ring."
While Loeffler has earmarked Eubank Jr as a potential opponent down the line, the priority for Golovkin appears to be becoming the bona fide WBC champion, which would involve facing the winner of December's bout between champion Miguel Cotto and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
Loeffler added: "Cotto and Canelo are both great warriors, but I'd probably lean towards Canelo because of his youth and physical strength. Saying that, it would not surprise me if Cotto won based on his experience and ring savvy - especially with Freddie [Roach] guiding his training now.
"Because of GGG's mandatory position for the winner of Cotto/Canelo, we really can't plan anything regarding other titles before that fight is over," explained Loeffler.
"Golovkin facing the winner of that fight is his highest priority at the moment and what we worked hard to position GGG for."
Golovkin has also been linked with a move up to super-middleweight to face the likes of Andre Ward.