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Eddie Hearn: Gennady Golovkin, Chris Eubank Jr fight "a step closer"

Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says that a clash between world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Chris Eubank Jr has moved "a step closer".

Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested that negotiations have continued to progress regarding a clash between Gennady Golovkin and Chris Eubank Jr.

The British middleweight reiterated his desire to face the WBC< WBA and IBF title holder after beating Tom Doran on Saturday night and Hearn has said that a deal could be finalised later this week.

Hearn told Sky Sports News: "I've just had a meeting with Chris Eubank Sr and it was very positive. This is a fight that many struggle to get their head around. You've got a young, up-and-coming world quality operator in Chris Eubank Jr who is willing and prepared to take on the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

"I keep waiting for the Eubanks to say 'listen, we aren't serious, this is just for a bit of press and PR', but they are deadly serious and we have taken another major step towards that fight and I believe that fight will get made this week."

There had been talk of Wembley Stadium staging the bout but Hearn says that London's O2 Arena is a more realistic venue.


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Chris Eubank Jnr of Great Britain poses after stopping Ivan Jukic of Croatia following their middleweight fight at the Phones 4u Arena on July 26, 2014
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