Chris Eubank Jr. remained on course for his dream fight against world middleweight No 1 Gennady Glolovkin after successfully defending his British belt with a dominant 4th round victory over Tom Doran at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night.
It was Eubank’s first outing since his ill fated fight against former champion Nick Blackwell who suffered head injuries after their fight and was forced to retire.
The dominant Eubank, from Hove, started the fight in control wobbling Doran with a right uppercut early on and letting fly with heavy shots that were a whisker away from landing flush on his challengers chin and ending the fight early. Eubank is a dangerous member and looks and prowls his opponents ruthlessly as he hunts his win.
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Doran landed a few decent punches of his own in the second round and tried his best to get into the fight and cause Eubank problems, but it wasn’t to be as Eubank came out full of purpose and menace in the third and dropped Doran. The Welshman got up and saw the round out but it was to be his last full session and Eubank finished the fight in the following stanza.
Eubank had Doran down a further three times in the fourth round, the first time from some hurtful body digs and the last from a right uppercut that finished the contest. Afterwards Eubank reiterated his call to face pound-for-pound middleweight king Golovkin or ‘Anyone with a world title’ including former foe Billy Joe Saunders, who is the only man to defeat him. ‘I’m coming for them’ said Eubank.
Afterwards promoter Eddie Hearn said he was hopeful a matchup with Glolovkin and Eubank could be finalised as early as this coming week and a potential fight could taken place at either Wembley Arena or back at The O2 in September.
“It would be one of the biggest fights in British boxing history, I believe,” added Eubank Jr. about Golovkin. “With the reputation he has, to take that scalp in England, that’s history. This guy is not indestructible. He’s not the bogeyman. He has two arms, two legs and a heartbeat, just like me. I can beat him.”