British middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr is close to securing his sought after fight with pound-for-pound punching machine Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin – the WBC, IBO, WBA and IBF world middleweight champion.

“It’s funny, I am still waiting for a call from the Eubanks to say this was all for a bit of hype. But it’s not – they genuinely want Chris Eubank to fight the most feared boxer on the planet in Gennady Golovkin. They are deadly serious about the fight,” promoter Eddie Hearn told Sports Mail.

Eubank’s record stands at 23 wins (18 knockouts) and one loss, while Golovkin is undefeated from 35 fights, winning 32 of those by knockout. He’s widely regarded as one of boxing’s most lethal punchers.

Hearn says things are looking very positive for a September fight, with Eubank expected to earn at least £3 million [$4 million USD].

“It is very close to being made. We had a positive meeting with Sky and the major details are nearly all agreed. We still have stuff to discuss,” said Hearn.

The fight is going to create a very big demand in the UK, says Hearn. The veteran promoter expects a mad rush for tickets.

"I think it would be a stadium fight. I think there would be the demand for 40-50,000 tickets," Hearn said.

If the fight heads over to the O2 Arena, which appears to be the frontrunner, the venue can hold up to 20,000 fans and a quick sellout would be expected. The British support for Eubank is beginning to grow at a rapid pace as fighters like Billy Joe Saunders, Daniel Jacobs and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez have backed away from facing Golovkin in the fall - with Eubank being the only vocal boxer who pushing to get GGG in the ring.