Chris Eubank Jr: ‘Canelo Alvarez goes where the money is’ | ‘I’m going to go out

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After a career-defining victory in the Liam Smith rematch, Chris Eubank Jr is eyeing up the biggest fight of his life against pound-for-pound great, undisputed world super-middleweight champion and boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez; Eubank warns other rivals: ‘I’m in the power position now’

By Rhys Lawrence

Chris Eubank Jr enters the next stage of his career with serious momentum following his revenge win over former world champion Liam Smith earlier this month.

He now wants to take another leap and fight one of the best boxers of his generation, Canelo Alvarez.

After silencing his critics with his dominant performance against Liam Smith, Eubank Jr is already looking at what’s next.

Chris Eubank Jr says he would still be interested in a Conor Benn fight but it would have to happen on his terms.

For him, a fight with Alvarez makes sense.

“Canelo goes where the money is and I can’t think of any bigger money fights than me versus Canelo. I know he wants to fight in the UK. It’s a huge market,” Eubank Jr told Sky Sports.

“There’s not many guys there that people would like to see fight more than me and Canelo Alvarez.”

Calculated as ever, Eubank Jr is eyeing up the undisputed super-middleweight champion but, as lucrative as it would be, he recognises it’s a fight he can’t bank on landing.

Chris Eubank Jr admits winning a world title is the ‘dream’ but insists he does not need a belt to make ‘huge fights’ following his win over Liam Smith.

“It’s hard to target him. You can’t target Canelo Alvarez, whenever he wants to come and fight, he’ll fight. He’ll look at the options and do what he wants,” he said.

Against almost all his other rivals, Eubank would consider himself the “A-side”. But not against Canelo.

“He does make the rules. He does what he wants. He moves up in weight. He comes down in weight. He holds belts in different divisions and he does all the things that other fighters could just never do,” the Brighton star said.

Alvarez has beaten a long line of British opponents, from Liam Smith and Amir Khan to Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders as well as John Ryder most recently.

But Eubank Jr insisted: “They call him the Brit slayer and people know I’m not going to go down without a fight I’m not going to get in there and freeze up.”

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