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Kell Brook says Chris Eubank Jr ‘can’t box’ as he provides negotiation update and warns rival not to ‘get paid’


Kell Brook told talkSPORT that Chris Eubank Jr wouldn’t be a tough fight for him if they were to meet next.

The potential middleweight vs welterweight clash has raised eyebrows among fans due to the difference between their standard divisions, but it has been claimed that a weight has now been agreed upon in negotiations.

Brook stopped Amir Khan in six rounds and is now linked to a fight with Eubank Jr
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Talks remain ongoing on finances, however, and Brook has sent a message to Eubank Jr in this regard.

“He needs to be more real about the money,” Brook told White and Jordan on talkSPORT, “I don’t want him to price himself.

“I’m the A side. I’ve been in this game all my life, I’ve struggled from the bottom, making myself mandatory, world champion.

“I’m the A side, so it has to be real. I have many options, so I don’t need Eubank, Eubank needs me.

Kell Brook says Chris Eubank Jr 'can't box' as he provides negotiation update and warns rival not to 'get paid'
Eubank Jr had too much for Liam Williams and beat him on points last time out
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Regarding the fight itself, Brook is convinced of an easy night job.

“All I have to do to beat Chris Eubank is show up,” he continued.

“Just put me in the ring and go up and I’ll beat him.

“I’ve been boxing all my life, he can’t box in my opinion.

“We know he can fight and he’s got a good engine, he’s got a good chin, but look what Billy Joe has done.”

Kell Brook says Chris Eubank Jr 'can't box' as he provides negotiation update and warns rival not to 'get paid'
Brook will not sell short in negotiations
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Nothing is finalized yet, and Brook wants to make it clear that he will remain firm on what he thinks he is worth.

“I’m not going to put myself at a disadvantage,” he explained, “I’m the A side, I’m not going to give them anything.

“He didn’t prove anything to me in his career.

“I think his best win to date was against Liam Williams – and I also know what happened in his training camp.

“Taking nothing away from Chris Eubank, he boxed him and he beat him, but if he hadn’t had the first knockdowns, would he still have won that fight?”

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