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.