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Chris Eubank Jr fight with Kell Brook hangs in the balance and has ’50/50 chance’ of happening amid weight disagreement

, Chris Eubank Jr fight with Kell Brook hangs in the balance and has ’50/50 chance’ of happening amid weight disagreement

CHRIS EUBANK JR and Kell Brook’s fight has a ’50/50 chance’ of happening amid their weight disagreement.

Eubank Jr is calling for Brook to come back up to middleweight but the ex-welterweight champion wants to meet in between.

Chris Eubank Jr and Kell Brook’s fight hangs in the balance

Kell Brook and Chris Eubank Jr are disagreeing over weight

A July pay-per-view date had been in talks but promoter Ben Shalom admitted the size dispute could see negotiations collapse.

Shalom told talkSPORT: “I was with Kell on Tuesday. It’s a fight that Chris certainly wants. It’s going to come down to weight. We are looking at it.

“We think Danny Garcia wants to fight him. There are options for him. Obviously he’s had the offer for Conor Benn.

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“I do think it’s the fight that will capture the fans’ imagination the most as long as it’s at a competitive weight and as long as it’s the right fight for Kell as well.

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“That’s the key. That’s something we will be working on. I would say there’s a 50/50 chance of that happening.

“Both teams would like it if it’s on the right terms. Maybe it’s one we will aim for in the summer.”

In 2016 Eubank, 32, was replaced by Brook in a middleweight world title fight with Gennady Golovkin, 40.

He has held a grudge ever since and promoters Shalom and Kalle Sauerland have been negotiating for them to settle it.

Brook, 35, fought Khan, also 35, at a 149lb catchweight and demanded a 155lb agreement with Eubank.

But the son of British boxing legend Chris has never been lower than the 160lb middleweight limit and once used to campaign as a high as 168lb.

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Remarkably, Eubank even claimed Brook would be the BIGGER of the two if they do fight – but warned he has other options.

He said: “I like how people talk about how he could probably make it down to 155 if he tried really hard. The guy walks around at 180lbs.

“He walks around heavier than I do. He fought Gennady Golovkin at 160 and got into the ring at 168 on the night.

“When I fight at 160, the maximum I put on is five pounds. He will be bigger than me on the night if we fight at 160.

“People are talking about me coming down to 155, that’s just not going to happen.

“I’ve never fought at that weight before and I don’t have that much weight to take off.

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“He would comfortably make 160. Could I shave off a couple of pounds if I had to? Yes, but one or two maximum.

“155 is not happening, 158 at a push. If that can’t be agreed on then we’ve got much bigger fish to fry and it’s not the end of the world.”

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