Chris Eubank Jr’s confidence is sky high after his demolition job on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London where he retained his British middleweight belt.
For the first time Eubank Jr stopped previously undefeated Tom Doran (17-1-7KO) in the 4th round in what can only be viewed as a mismatch in all honesty, but that hasn’t stopped Eubank Jr from eyeing a potential showdown against middleweight kingpin Gennady ‘Gennadyevich’ Golovkin, such is the level of confidence radiating from the British fighter and his team.
Chris Eubank Jr is a talented fighter, there is doubting that, but is the son of legendary boxer Chris Eubank Sr writing checks his body and current skillset can’t cash?
In looking to take on the frightening figure of Golovkin, a fighter many, if not all, of the top middleweight players have given a wide birth too, Eubank Jr (23-1-18KO) should be commended and his bravery saluted but also questioned.
This isn’t a step up in opponent, it’s more akin to trying to straddle the stratosphere of boxing if it were to happen.
Few outside of team Eubank would expect him to hit such heights so soon and against such a skilled and dangerous opponent, a point expressed by fellow middleweight prospect Jason Quigley.
When I asked the undefeated Irish 160lbs contender his opinion on the subject recently he told me:
“Easy win for Golovkin. I think Eubank will go out there and give it to Golovkin if the fight happens but Eubank makes a lot of mistakes and Golovkin will exploit them and take him out.”
It’s a brutally frank point of view from the 25 year old Quigley, who isn’t pulling any punches with his assessment, but then again, Golovkin doesn’t pull his punches in the ring.
Jason Quigley last fought on May 7th when he outpointed James De la Rosa at the T-Mobile Arena to take his current record to 11-0-9KO and is expected to announce his next fight date soon.
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