According to middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr, the team behind IBF world champion Gennadiy Golovkin has 'shown interest' in a world title fight.

Eubank will return to the ring on October 2, when he faces Sven Elbir at SSE Wembley Arena.

The 31-year-old is hoping to get a WBA mandatory title fight later this year.

"With what's happened with the interim titles being taken away, now we're being made mandatory challengers for the super belts or the regular belts, so yeah we're pushing for those fights now," Eubank Jr told Sky Sports.

"By the end of the year, I will 100 percent be fighting for a world title and winning one."

He would face one of two WBA champions - with Ryota Murata holding the "super" title with the sanctioning body, while Erislandy Lara is "regular" champion.

"I want the top dog. I want the main belt, the superior belt," said Eubank Jr.

"Murata is the fight that would make the most sense and the one that we're going to push for."

He believes a belt will fully entice Golovkin to face him.

Eubank has long believed that he's capable of picking apart the style of dangerous puncher.

"The fight already entices them, they've been in contact with us," Eubank Jr told Sky Sports. "They've shown interest, so if I can get a world title, then that fight is as good as done.

"There's been interest shown in a future fight. It has to be [inevitable]. He's a world champion and I am the No 1 contender. I'm the most exciting fighter in the weight division. I'm the fighter that the fans want to see in with these guys, so it has to happen.

"I've been visualizing it for years and I know how to beat him. I've just got to get the opportunity and it's coming. The styles that me and him have, it can't be anything short of an epic war. He doesn't know how to fight going backwards and I don't know how to stop throwing punches. You put those two styles together and you're in for a legendary boxing match."