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Five next opponents for Chris Eubank Jr after Liam Williams win including rematch with bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders

CHRIS EUBANK JR has bashed his way into world title contention after dominating Liam Williams.

Welshman Williams, 29, was floored four times in his Cardiff backyard before losing a one-sided points decision.

Chris Eubank Jr has bashed his way into world title contention

It has put Eubank Jr on the cusp of a first-ever challenge for world middleweight honours.

But outside of the belts, the son of British boxing legend Chris Sr also has several other mega-money opportunities.

And here SunSport runs down five potential options for Eubank, 32.

Gennady Golovkin

Even at the age of 39, Golovkin remains the top dog at 160lb now old enemy Canelo Alvarez campaigns in the 168lb super-middle division.

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And Eubank has made it clear the Kazakh danger man is his No1 target, following their breakdown in talks all the way back in 2016.

Unfortunately for the him, GGG is currently contracted to a fight with Japan’s Ryota Murata, 36, which was postponed amid Covid restrictions.

And with Golovkin also lined up for a trilogy bout with Canelo later in the year, Eubank could miss out on his dream fight.

Gennady Golovkin has been called out by Chris Eubank Jr


Billy Joe Saunders

If Eubank fails to land a fight with Golovkin or his middleweight belt, a rematch with bitter rival Saunders is not a bad backup plan.

He was narrowly beaten in their 2014 domestic clash but the split-decision has only helped escalate the feud.

Saunders, 32, was considering retirement after defeat to Canelo, 31, in May, which left him with FOUR face fractures.

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But the former two-weight world champ admitted a £5m payday against Eubank would prize him back into the ring.

Billy Joe Saunders said he would return to rematch Chris Eubank Jr

Amir Khan or Kell Brook

Khan and Brook, both 35, finally settle their long-running score on Saturday, with the loser surely faced with hanging up the gloves.

But the winner, should they chose to, guarantees themselves at least one more handsome purse if they perform well enough.

Eubank has traded words with Brook before but has never had an issue with Khan.

That being said, his promoter, along with the Sky TV platform, have opened the door for Eubank to fight the winner.

Amir Khan and Kell Brook ahead of their fight

Canelo Alvarez

Although unlikely, Canelo does remain an option for Eubank with the Mexican looking to fight in the UK.

And with Alvarez having already beaten SEVEN Brits in the past, Eubank is one of the only few left to challenge.

Despite that though, Canelo already has plans to fight at light-heavyweight and even cruiserweight.

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And with a trilogy bout with Golovkin also on the horizon, Eubank could find himself out of the picture.

Canelo Alvarez wants to fight in the UK

Vacant world title shot

Middleweight champions Demetrius Andrade, 33, and Jermall Charlo, 31, both once linked with Eubank, are set to move up in weight.

And that could mean Andrade’s WBO belt and Charlo’s WBC title becoming vacant.

Eubank is ranked No5 in the WBO but as high as No3 in the WBC, meaning he could find himself challenging for either title.

And, if GGG fights and beats Murata, and then moves up to fight Canelo, Eubank would then be next in line for the WBA strap.

Chris Eubank Jr could be in line for a vacant world title shot

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