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'My preference is Golovkin. But I think we’ll end up with [Conor] Benn next.' - George Groves, has expressed his desire About Chris Eubank Jr. Next Opponent

Former WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion, George Groves, has expressed his desire to see Chris Eubank Jr. face a formidable opponent in his next fight. Groves, who defeated Eubank in 2018 in what turned out to be his last professional victory, believes that Eubank’s “frightening punch power” could lead to an exciting bout.

Eubank, after securing a rematch victory against Liam Smith, is now eyeing success in the middleweight division. In an interview with Bitcoin Casinos, Groves suggested that a clash between Eubank and Gennadiy Golovkin would be an intriguing matchup.

“Golovkin is a great fight. I’m not sure what he has left. It might be the right time to get him. He hasn’t boxed for a year now and he’s just vacated one of his belts, so we’re not sure whether he’s accumulating injuries or father time has caught up with him, but that’s a fascinating fight.”

‘Golovkin is a career middleweight, a big name, has great boxing ability and his boxing IQ’s not going to leave him. Maybe some of the athleticism has left him, but he’s got the ability to manoeuvre himself into position to make those subtle adjustments, and then to punch off of it.”

“He’s one of the best to do it in this era and he has frightening punch power, so I think that makes for a great fight, because neither will want to give away free shots. Eubank doesn’t have that one punch power, but if he’s a bit fresher than Golovkin and if he lands a decent body shot and then follows with three, four, five shots, it would be interesting.”

While Golovkin no longer holds a world title, a victory against him could set up Eubank for a shot at one of the current middleweight champions next year.

However, Groves acknowledged that a fight with Conor Benn seems more likely. Promoter Eddie Hearn has already confirmed that discussions between the two camps have begun, despite Benn not currently holding a British Boxing Board of Control license.

“My preference is Golovkin. But I think we’ll end up with [Conor] Benn next.”

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