Chris Eubank says Gennady Golovkin is 'running scared' of Eubank Jr


Chris Eubank Jr was all set to fight Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin, until the deal fell through and Golovkin took a fight against welterweight Kel Brook instead.

Now, talking to the Express about why that deal fell through and what the next step is for Eubank Jr, Eubank Snr said: "We think he's running scared. This is Gennedy Golovkin.

"We think he's running scared because I don't know how he can choose a fighter who is two weights beneath himself.

"It's something out of a comic book, it really is. They can't be serious."

Gennady Golovkin (left) and Kell Brook (right) during the press conference at the Dorchester Hotel

But that wasn't all the former middleweight and super-middleweight world champion had to say: "It is what it is. It's been agreed. The people will accept what's given to them.

"But within the boxing fraternity it isn't seen as a match that is fair. I've heard it said from boxing aficionados that it's tantamount to cradle snatching.

"He's fighting someone who is like a toddler - that's how it's seen in the boxing world."

Eubank said the fight between his son and "pound-for-pound best" Golovkin fell through because of a "misunderstanding", but hopes that after a rematch with Billy Joe Saunders a Eubank Jr and Golovkin title fight will happen.

GGG fights IBF welterweight champion Brook on September 10.