Eubank To Brook: “Be Realistic. Come To 160 For The Big Payday.”

Chris Eubank Jr Says Kell Brook Needs to Be Realistic Fight at 160

Chris Eubank Jr stares down Kell Brook
Chris Eubank Jr stares down Kell Brook

Chris Eubank Jr Stands Firm on Fighting Kell Brook at 160

Former IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (40-3, 28 KO’s) after finally defeating the one guy that has haunted him since the amateurs in Amir Khan, is not ready to hang up the gloves yet. However, middleweight contender “Next Gen” Chris Eubank Jr (32-2, 23 KO’s) wants to fight Special K, but says the former champion needs come up to middleweight.

Following a dominating performance over his arch-nemesis, Amir Khan, Brook said that walking away was not an option. Many inside the boxing community believe that Brook should hang up the gloves after getting such a satisfying victory. However, Brook’s dominating performance over Khan is proof that perhaps there is more left in the tank. Eubank Jr apparently agrees with this perspective.


Chris Eubank Jr was in attendance and called out Brook for a showdown after watching such a pulverizing performance. The two men would trade words on social media, with Brook asking for a catchweight. Eubank Jr clapped back with a bit of history, noting Special K had no issues in the past with fighting at middleweight.

Kell Brook and Chris Eubank Jr exchange over the weight class to fight at


During an interview with iFL TV, Eubank expressed wanting that fight but that Brook is in no position to be making demands.

“He fought GGG at 160 years ago when it would have been harder for him to make that weight. Now he would make that weight easy. I guarantee he walks around heavier than I walk around. […] I’ve never been at 155 ever in my entire career. So, why would I go down to that weight? It makes much more sense to fight at a weight we’ve both been at.”

Eubank Jr went deep into explaining how Brook needs him a lot more than he needs Brook.

“I’m the only credible fight that he has, I’m the only fight that the people really want to see him in the ring with, whereas I have a laundry list of guys, huge fights, that can be made over the next 12 months.

If he wants that payday, if he wants that big fight, if he wants that big stadium fight, then be realistic and let’s do it at 160.”

Chris Eubank Jr.

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By: Garrisson Bland

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