Chris Eubank Jr tells Gennady Golovkin to fight him in December or RETIRE as Brit vows to ‘look after’ the titles
CHRIS EUBANK JR has told Gennady Golovkin to fight him in December or RETIRE from boxing.
Golovkin moved up to super-middleweight to complete his trilogy with Canelo Alvarez, following a prior draw and loss to the Mexican.
But GGG suffered another defeat at the hands of Canelo and confirmed he will move back down to middleweight as a result.
Eubank, 33, has called for a fight with Golovkin, 40, ever since their talks collapsed at the last hurdle in 2016.
And the British contender is ready to give fans a Christmas cracker of a fight with GGG, despite returning against Conor Benn on October 8.
Eubank tweeted: “GGG you had a great run.
“Come back down to middleweight & let’s fight for those belts you still have in December or just pass em over & I’ll look after them for the next couple years while you enjoy retirement… you earned it champ.”
Eubank is set to fight at a career-lowest 157lb for his catchweight clash with welterweight prospect Benn, 25.
That is despite calls from his own dad to pull out amid concerns in dropping the extra 3lb.
Meanwhile Golovkin poured cold water on retirement with plans to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
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He said: “Remember guys, I still have three belts at 160. I’ll come back guys. I’m still champion guys.”
Golovkin settled his half a decade feud with Canelo, 32, following 36 shared rounds with his iconic rival.
He said: “I want to shake hands with Canelo, congrats. The guy is a real warrior and if you don’t understand, you don’t understand nothing.”