Chris Eubank Jr tells Kell Brook he must fight at 160lbs to secure ‘the biggest payday (and beating) of your career’ after the Sheffield fighter told him ‘155lbs otherwise don’t mention my name’
- Kell Brook sensationally beat Amir Khan in the sixth round at Manchester Arena
- As a result, Chris Eubank Jr has called the Sheffield fighter out for a future bout
- Brook said he would only consider it if they agreed on a catchweight of 155lbs
- However, Eubank Jr has since responded saying he will only fight Brook at 160lbs
- He says he’s not worried about Brook’s response as he has ‘bigger fish to fry’
A fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Kell Brook could be on the cards as the pair continue to exchange a war of words over social media.
Brook told Eubank Jr that he would only consider a bout if they agreed on a catchweight of 155lbs. However, the Next Gen has refused to meet Brook demands.
Eubank Jr – who has held titles in both the middleweight and super-middleweight division – has said that he would only take the fight if they both step into the ring at 160lbs.
Kell Brook (pictured) produced a scintillating performance to beat long-time rival Amir Khan
Brook put in a dominant and relentless performance against bitter rival Amir Khan at the Manchester Arena on Saturday evening. The 5ft 9inch boxer emerged victorious after the referee stopped the contest to spare Khan humiliation.
Following the fight, Eubank Jr reaffirmed his desire to settle an old score with Brook – saying: ‘He has proved he has the spice, I want to see how much spice he has got with me.
‘We have history. He is the reason I didn’t fight Golovkin and I’ve never forgiven him for that – that was my fight.
As a result, Chris Eubank Jr (above) called out the Sheffield fighter for a potential bout
Following the fight, Eubank Jr reaffirmed his desire to fight by sharing the following Tweet
‘Now I want to see if Kell can do that with me. We can make that fight happen and he has already said he wants to fight me. I think I can beat him and he thinks I can beat him.’
Eubank Jr followed his comments up with a Tweet saying: ‘Nice win but let’s see if you can fight like that against me @SpecialKBrook.’
To which Brook – who fought Khan at a 149lbs catchweight – responded saying: ‘@ChrisEubankJr 155 otherwise don’t mention my name’.
Eubank Jr was quick to reply, telling Brook to step up to the middleweight limit or forget the fight.
Brook responded saying he would only consider it if they agreed on a catchweight of 155lbs
To which Eubank Jr said he would only step into the ring if Brook agreed to 160lbs
The son of boxing legend Chris Eubank wrote: ‘You fought GGG at 160 so you will do the same with me if you want the biggest payday (& beating) of your career. If not I’ve got much bigger fish to fry anyway… you don’t.’
Brook has previously fought in the middleweight division for a one-off bout against Gennady Golovkin.
However, he struggled to compete against the Kazakh beast and was ultimately stopped in the fifth round.
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