Chris Eubank Jr calls out Kell Brook, Conor Benn and Gennady Golovkin after stopping rival Liam Smith… and Eddie Hearn thinks one of those match-ups is ‘absolutely massive’
- Chris Eubank Jr exacted revenge over Liam Smith with a dominant victory
- He called out three potential opponents after the tenth-round stoppage
- Eddie Hearn took to Twitter to claim one of the fights would be ‘massive’
Chris Eubank Jr called out a number of potential future opponents after his victory over Liam Smith – one of which would be an ‘absolutely massive’ bout according to Eddie Hearn.
The 33-year-old exacted his revenge against Smith in their rematch on Saturday night, producing a commanding display before sending him to the canvas during the tenth round of their contest 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 had been due to fight last October only for the latter to fail a drugs test, as well as Kell Brook.
He said: ‘There’s 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. Anybody else who wants it, we’re going to put on a show for the fans.’
Chris Eubank Jr called out a number of potential future opponents after stopping Liam Smith
Eddie Hearn took to Twitter to say that Eubank fighting one rival would be ‘absolutely massive’
Hearn is keen to see Eubank finally clash with Conor Benn after their cancelled fight last year
Eubank also renewed his rivalry with Gennady Golovkin, a fight that he has been chasing for more than 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 onto them belts for too long. I want to take one, so let’s get that on if we can.’
Despite Eubank’s claims, Golovkin doesn’t actually hold any belts after the 40-year-old vacated his WBA and IBF middleweight world titles back in March.
Out of all the fights, Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn appeared to suggest there is one he would love to see.
After last night’s bout he tweeted: ‘Eubank v Benn… absolutely massive.’
Eubank’s proposed fight with Benn was cancelled 48 hours hour before it was due to take place due to the latter’s failed drugs test.
Since then he turned his attentions to Smith, demanding a rematch after his fourth round defeat to the Liverpudlian back in January.
Eubank also called out Kell Brook who retired from boxing last year after beating Amir Khan
He also called out Gennady Golovkin who has not fought since his loss to Canelo Alvarez
Benn’s ban for a failed drugs test was lifted in July, opening up the possibility of a future match with Eubank.
Smith appeared to hurt his leg early on during his bout with Eubank, and Benn said he wasn’t impressed with his rival’s victory.
Benn was at ringside to watch Eubank’s latest victory and when asked about the performance, he replied: ‘Smith made him look good. What, it takes you ten rounds to dispatch of someone who’s got a broken leg? I’m not really impressed.’
Responding to Eubank’s call-out, Benn said: ‘Eubank, let’s get it on, there’s unfinished business there.
‘You could definitely see that it was an injury, that’s all that was. 100 per cent, you could tell Smith weren’t himself. His shots weren’t coming off, he weren’t able to get out the way of the shots. And that’s all that was.
‘I didn’t think it was an impressive performance. If you’ve got a wounded man in there, take hold of them, get them out of there. If I’ve got someone injured in front of me who can’t throw back, they ain’t seeing the end of the round. That’s it.