Golovkin vs. Eubank Deal Hangs in The Balance Over Sky Money

By Declan Taylor, courtesy of The Daily Star

CHRIS EUBANK JR’s dream of facing Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs) hangs in the balance today.

The British champion’s promoter Eddie Hearn has already agreed a deal with Golovkin’s manager Tom Loeffler for a shot at the undisputed world middleweight champion.

But the fight now hinges on make-or-break talks with Sky Sports today.


So far there has been no agreement over the split of the potential pay-per-view income which could see Eubank (23-1, 18KOs) earn up to £6 million.

Eubank’s dad and advisor Chris said: “Golovkin’s side are happy, we’re happy. The only people who seem to be a little bit shaky are Sky.

“If this fight doesn’t happen, it’s because of Sky. Eddie has done his job, we’re ready to sign but Sky need to make sure the deal works for Britain’s fighter.

“The first dollar should always drop to the fighter - it should not be the broadcaster first and the fighter second. If Sky say they want the first dollar then they are the ones who will be killing this deal. It’s all in their hands.”

Eubank successfully defended his British title on Saturday night by stopping Tom Doran in the fourth round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jim Tom on 07-03-2016

[QUOTE=TheUnbiased;16819807]Stfu dumb ass sheep[/QUOTE] Your mother is the sheep

Comment by bug0092 on 06-29-2016

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;16826914]No, you failed to understand what I was saying and why. I originally replied to a foolish comment about Golovkin having an easy time landing on Ward. I was NOT picking out flaws in the man or bashing him.…

Comment by Redd Foxx on 06-29-2016

[QUOTE=bug0092;16826630]Golovkin's fought the way he has because of who his opponents have been. He's outlanded them by huge margins and barely lost a handful of rounds in the process. Yet, to you, that's somehow a flaw. Does it mean he…

Comment by therealpugilist on 06-29-2016

[QUOTE=bug0092;16826644]I'm not upset. Why would I deny the obvious? Can't disagree with a single thing above. I have no problems with anyone refusing to give him a P4P ranking at this point.[/QUOTE] I appreciate you...this is what the forum used…

Comment by bug0092 on 06-29-2016

[QUOTE=therealpugilist;16826267]He hasnt yet...thank you for being the only one man enough to admit it I dont think he is JUST an overhyped puncher...he is has the potential to be a great fighter He just hasnt proven his greatness vs elite…

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