Chris Eubank Jr calls out Kell Brook, Conor Benn and Gennady Golovkin after stopping rival Liam Smith…and Eddie Hearn thinks any of those matchups are “absolutely huge”.
- Chris Eubank Jr took revenge on Liam Smith with a dominant victory
- He called up three potential opponents after the tenth-round stoppage
- Eddie Hearn took to Twitter to say one of the fights would be ‘massive’
Chris Eubank Jr has called out a number of potential future opponents following his win over Liam Smith – one of which would be an “absolutely massive” fight according to Eddie Hearn.
The 33-year-old got his revenge against Smith in their rematch on Saturday night, producing an impressive display before sending him to the canvas in the tenth round of their fight at the AO Arena.
After his excellent performance to stop his rival, Eubank Jr called out a number of fighters during his post match interview.
Eubank called out Conor Benn, who he was supposed to fight last October, but Benn failed a drug test, along with Kell Brook.
He said: “There are some big names out there. I see a few of these guys in the crowd. I’m coming for you Conor, I’m coming for you Kell (Brook). I’m coming for you. Anyone who wishes, we will put on a show for the fans.
Chris Eubank Jr has called out a number of potential future opponents after stopping Liam Smith
Eddie Hearn said on Twitter that Eubank fighting a rival would be “absolutely massive”.
Hearn can’t wait to see Eubank finally face Conor Benn after their canceled fight last year
Eubank also renewed his rivalry with Gennady Golovkin, a fight he has been pursuing for over five years.
He said, “I want to fight GGG. I don’t know where he is right now, but wherever you are Gennady, you’ve been holding those belts for way too long. I want to take one, so let’s put it on if we can.
Despite Eubank’s claims, Golovkin holds no belts after the 40-year-old vacated his WBA and IBF world middleweight titles in March.
Of all the fights, Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn seemed to suggest there was one he would like to see.
After last night’s fight, he tweeted, “Eubank vs. Benn…absolutely massive.”
Eubank’s proposed fight with Benn was canceled 48 hours before the scheduled date due to the latter’s failed doping test.
He has since turned his attention to Smith, demanding a rematch after his fourth-round loss to Liverpudlian in January.
Eubank also challenged Kell Brook, who retired from boxing last year after beating Amir Khan.
He also challenged Gennady Golovkin who hasn’t fought since losing to Canelo Alvarez.
Benn’s ban for failing a doping test was lifted in July, opening up the possibility of a future match with Eubank.
Smith appeared to hurt his leg early in his fight against Eubank, and Benn said he was unimpressed with his rival’s victory.
Benn was at ringside to witness Eubank’s latest win and when asked about the performance, he replied, “Smith made him look good. What, it takes you ten rounds to take out someone with a broken leg? I’m not really impressed.
Responding to Eubank’s call, Benn said, “Eubank, let’s go, there’s some pending business there.
“You could clearly see it was an injury, that’s all. 100 per cent you could tell Smith wasn’t himself. His shots weren’t hitting, he couldn’t escape the shots. And that’s all it was.
“I didn’t think it was an impressive performance. If you got a wounded man in there, grab him, get him out of there. If I have someone hurt in front of me who can’t back up, they won’t see the end of the turn. That’s it.