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Chris Eubank Jr CALLS Gennady Golovkin after Canelo defeat

Chris Eubank Jr called out Gennady Golovkin after his loss to Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas and implored the 40-year-old to fight again in December.

Golovkin failed again against an improved Canelo, who retained his full collection of super middleweight belts with a unanimous decision win.

Eubank Jr. is gearing up for a grudge game of his own as he faces Conor Benn on October 8, but the 33-year-old appears already planning what will come next.

The Brit took to social media to call out the all-time middleweight great immediately after Golovkin’s bitterly disappointing loss.

“GGG you had a great run,” he wrote. “Get back to middleweight and let’s fight for those belts you still have in December.

“Or just pass her on and I’ll take care of her for the next few years while you enjoy your retirement…you deserve it.”

Eubank Jr., looking much better since partnering with trainer Roy Jones Jr., is within reach of a world middleweight title, most recently claiming an impressive points win over Liam Williams in May.

The Brit has temporarily put those World Cup ambitions on hold as he takes on Benn at a catch weight of 157 pounds, but Golovkin’s belts are still clearly a priority.

Golovkin remains the WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight champion despite losing to Canelo after unifying the division with a win over Ryota Murata in April.

And even though Golovkin is now 40 and has been on the decline in recent years, he insisted he wasn’t done yet.

When asked if he would continue fighting after losing to Canelo, Golovkin told DAZN: “Absolutely, I have a great plan. I have a lot of appointments.

“Congratulations to Canelo, congratulations to all boxing fans. Remember guys I have three belts at 160. I can come back guys. I’m still a champion.’

As for Eubank Jr., the enigmatic fighter himself has admitted that should he lose to Benn next month he will have to scrap all plans and call it quits.

The couple will meet at London’s O2 Arena and reignite a family feud three decades after their fathers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank Sr. met in the second installment of British boxing’s greatest rivalry.

Eubank Jr. has admitted losing enough weight to hit the 157-pound mark remains a “tough, tough challenge” but has supported his decision to agree to the fight.

“As a fighter, we take risks, we play, and I don’t think Conor can take me into deep water,” he told Telegraph Sport.

“Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think he’ll be able to do that so I agreed to that weight.

“If I was going in with someone I think is a killer I would never do anything like that, I just don’t see that pedigree or that grade from Conor so I’m taking the risk of downsizing to a weight that I have this has never been before and I’m taking the risk of not being able to fully hydrate after the fight.

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