LONDON — Middleweight contender Chris Eubank may have positioned himself as Gennady Golovkin’s next opponent after dominating Tom Doran over four one-sided rounds at the O2 Arena.
Eubank’s went on an offensive tear, relying on body shots and inside uppercuts to score three knockdowns. Afterward, Eubank declared he’s the only middleweight who’s serious about facing Golovkin, who holds the WBA, WBC and IBF titles.
“For me it’s all about making a statement,” said Eubank. “I feel I’m at the world level now. I’m coming for you Golovkin. People think you’re indestructible. I’m coming for you!
I’m a fighter’s fighter. Anyone worth their salt wants the best. Tom Doran is a solid fighter but [he] didn’t excite me. I want the guys that will put some spice in the game. I feel I’m ready.”
Eubank’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, confirmed that negotiations will begin with Golovkin’s camp this week.
Eubank improves to 23-1 while Doran suffers his first defeat, falling to 17-1.
Chris Eubank Jr stops Tom Doran in 4 rounds. pic.twitter.com/3h0z40o9Oz
— BoxingTipster (@AgainstTRopes) June 25, 2016