WBA interim-middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. is hoping that within the next two fights he will secure a showdown with one of the world champions in his weight class.
Eubank Jr. was last in action back in December, when he stopped Matt Korobov in two rounds due to injury.
The initial targets are other world champions like WBA "regular" champion Ryota Murata and the WBA "super" champion at the weight, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
Eubank is also having a close eye on the September 26th clash between WBC titleholder Jermall Charlo and top challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
"I'm number one contender for the WBA world titles," Eubank Jr told Sky Sports. "So Canelo has the 'super' version and Ryota Murata has the 'regular' version. I'm interim WBA world champion, so those are the fights that make sense. I want those belts. Charlo, Golovkin, all these guys with belts in my division, whoever I can get fast.
"Put me in the ring with Canelo, put me in the ring with GGG. These are the guys I want," he said. I understand the situation with Covid. Sometimes these bigger fights are tough to make, but that's what I want. If I have to fight somebody to get to those guys, then I will do so. In my mind, I only want the top level fights now."
Eubank is not concerned with countrymen Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith stepping over him to get a crack at Canelo. He doubts their interest in actually facing the Mexican superstar.
"Listen those guys are not pursuing Canelo anyway. Those guys don't want to fight Canelo. Saunders, Smith they are scared of him. They will do anything to bounce around the opportunity to fight with him. I'm the only one that's really calling his name. I don't hear anybody else saying they want to fight him," Eubank Jr. said.
"I'm going to fight before the year is out. That's the most I can say right now. There's no set dates, there's no set opponent, but we are in talks, we are looking at a fight date at this moment in time. It will be within the next few months. I'm looking for world titles, I'm looking for the best."