Chris Eubank Jr isn't even worth 'mentioning', says Gennadiy Golvokin

GGG is preparing to take on Ryota Murata in a middleweight unification on April 9 in Japan, and is linked with fighting Canelo Alvarez later this year.

Gennadiy Golovkin has said there is nothing to talk about when it comes to a potential showdown against Chris Eubank Jr in 2022.

The Kazakh great is the reigning IBF middleweight champion and is considered one of the greatest the division has ever witnessed.

Wins include Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko as well as a disputable draw against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.


He will face WBA titlist Ryota Murata next in a rescheduled bout for April 9 in Japan having originally been pencilled in for December. The fight got postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions in Japan.

In 2016, Golovkin was set to take on Eubank at London's O2 Arena only for it to collapse and he instead, fought Kell Brook - who moved up two weight divisions from welterweight.

Eubank has spoken of his desire to challenge Golovkin this year but according to Golovkin, that ship has now sailed.

"Chris is something from the past," Golovkin told, "I already forgot about him and I honestly don't understand why it's worth mentioning him at all.

"There are some other fighters worth mentioning."

GGG also responded to the possibility of fighting Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo.

"Mentioning them would not hurt, they've been around," GGG added.

"They've been on the market, so to say, for quite a while. But nothing is being developed after they've been mentioned.

"It's been for quite a while like that, but it does not produce any result, so I don't see any development in this conversation because nothing's happening."

Golovkin has been linked to a trilogy contest against Alvarez on September 17 - Mexican Independence Weekend - if he comes through Murata and Alvarez overcomes Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight title on May 7.

However, Golovkin has refused to go into the potential clash.

Gennadiy Golovkin after beating Sergiy Derevyanchen

"I'll be honest with you," he continued, "I don't really follow people calling me out, all those challengers.

"I don't even know who they are.

"They don't draw my interest at all, this is something I don't even know how to comment on."

Golovkin fought Alvarez in 2017 and 2018. The first bout was a controversial majority draw while his opponent claimed a razor thin majority decision win the following year.

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