Barry McGuigan Claims Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin is a ‘Good Fight’ for Chris Eubank Jr. – But is He?

Published 01/17/2021, 7:00 AM EST
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 17: Chris Eubank JR of England speaks with his father Chris Eubank Snr between rounds during his WBSS Super Middleweight bout against George Groves of England at the Manchester Arena on February 17, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)


Former boxing champion turned promoter Barry McGuigan has offered his advice to Chris Eubank Jr. The Irishman made a bold claim, saying Gennady Golovkin would be the best fight for the Englishman.

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Eubank Jr has already expressed his desire to fight the Kazakh despite being in line to face WBA champion, Ryota Murata. This would undoubtedly be a tremendous fight and could put the Englishman back on the top of the sport.

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Speaking to the Mirror, McGuigan said Eubank Jr had a better chance against ‘GGG’, Murata, and Charlo. However, he would struggle to beat Demetrius Andrade since he has to initiate attacks more often. Despite this, he said Golovkin would be the best of the lot.

“IBF king GGG is a good fight for him. He’s 38 years old now. No matter how good you are, after the number of fights he has had as an amateur and pro, he is not getting better,” said McGuigan.

He explained the significance of a fight with ‘GGG’ and said, “Victory over GGG opens the door to big unification bouts.”

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Will Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin be an easy fight for Chris Eubank Jr?

Golovkin is fresh off his 21st career title defense against Kamil Szeremeta. In the fight, ‘GGG’ looked sharp and powerful. However, Eubank Jr would surely pose a tougher test than the Polish fighter. So, will it really be a good fight?

The Englishman has not fought since December 2019; however, he has been training with legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr. Therefore, we could see a new look Eubank Jr. Undoubtedly talented, he surely has the tools to beat Gennady Golovkin.

Chris Eubank Jr. (R) of Great Britain and his coach and father Chris Eubank (M) stand together after their victory at the super middleweight quarterfinals of the IBO Boxing World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, 7 October 2017. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa (Photo by Marijan Murat/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Despite this, Golovkin has experience and discipline on his side. Furthermore, they are two of the biggest names in the middleweight division. Thus, these aspects make this a good fight for fans.

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Eubank Jr has never been knocked out in his career, and ‘Triple G’ is known for his power. Fans know the Englishman for his movement, while the Kazakh is famous for walking down his opponent. Thus, Barry McGuigan is right in saying that this would be a good fight for all parties.

Do you think ‘GGG’ would be an easy fight for Chris Eubank Jr?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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