Chris Eubank Jr. is planning a big year and setting his wishlist for the 2023 game.
Eubank has revealed he hopes to box three times in the next 12 months.
First, he will face Liam Smith at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday 21st January. sky sports box office.
Then, if Eubank gets his way, he will box Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, two of the most famous names in world boxing.
“Golovkin is number one because he has the middleweight belt, and it’s a fight that can and should be done,” Eubank said. sky sports.
“I think Canelo will be number two. He’s a big name. He’s a household name in the sport and I think I can beat him. The two remaining Christmas wishlists this year. It will be a battle of
Golovkin is a long-time target for Eubank Jr. In 2016, they came as close to signing a contract to fight, but the match fell through.
Last year, Golovkin defeated Ryota Murata in Japan to unify the IBF and WBA middleweight titles.
He lost to Canelo Alvarez in September in a lackluster performance, but it was at super-middleweight.
Now, Eubank believes 2023 will be the time for that battle.
He said it would be “very disappointing” if the match with Golovkin were to be missed again.
“But I don’t think so. He’s proud and has the belt,” added Eubank.
“So he’ll never be the type of guy to let them go. Someone will have to take them away from him, and that someone is me.
“No one wants to see him fight more than I do. We have a long history. That match could have happened years ago and slipped through my fingers.
“Now we’re in a position where he can’t go anywhere else. The biggest payday, the biggest name there is me, so I hope this fight takes place after the Smith fight in the summer.” .”
Speculation is rife that Alvarez could consider fighting John Ryder at a stadium in England later this year.
However, Eubank is adamant that he is the best option for the Mexican superstar.
“It’s easy. There’s literally no one else here that people want to see more of, and it’s not just the UK. It’s global. I’m there on the global scene. I know that will be the next fight, the most exciting fighter at middleweight or super-middleweight,” Eubank claimed.
“I think it would be a little disappointing if he chose to go down that road with John Ryder because there’s no excitement there. He can fight and John can fight too. , he’s not exciting, he can’t speak” [well].
“I mean, two guys trying to build a fight and can’t talk. It’s going to be so boring.
“Canelo, if you want to fight in England, you’re looking at a man you need to be in the ring with.
Eubank knows that no matter how his year ends, there are plenty of compelling options to choose from. If he loses his first fight to Liam Smith, his rematch will be even bigger.
“The exciting thing is that there are so many names in and around my division. Eubank said.
“So I’m in a great position. I just have to stay active. That’s my key. Stay busy.”
Everything starts for him on January 21st.
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