Golovkin open to Eubank Jr fight

Gennady Golovkin's promoter says the unbeaten world middleweight champion would consider facing Chris Eubank Jr.

Eubank Jr's father, former middleweight champion Chris Eubank, made waves recently after claiming his son would beat Golovkin if the two met in the ring now.

Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler has now opened the door to a future clash, saying: "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."

Golovkin's immediate goal appears to be becoming the bona fide WBC champion, however, and that would involve facing the winner of December's bout between champion Miguel Cotto and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. 

"Cotto and Canelo are both great warriors, but I'd probably lean towards Canelo because of his youth and physical strength," said Loeffler. "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.

"Golovkin facing the winner of that fight is his highest priority at the moment and what we worked hard to position GGG for."

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