Carl Froch has weighed in on the upcoming rematch between Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr, and believes a repeat of the first result would spell the end of Eubank’s career.
In front of a packed out Manchester Arena, Smith scored a stunning fourth round stoppage over ‘Next Gen’, who had previously never been down in his professional career.
Speaking on his YouTube channel Froch on Fighting, ‘The Cobra’ admitted another showing like that from Eubank would leave him with “nowhere to go.”
“He [Eubank Jr] got so badly beaten in the first fight with Liam Smith, that he looked finished, like he’s got no punch resistance.”
“So if he loses in a similar fashion, for me he’s got nowhere to go and that’s the end of him.”
“There was the elbow that caught him and maybe dazed him, so that’s a little excuse. He was also overtrained, he was aiming for 157lbs and I think he was weight drained.”
“He’s now fully focused on Liam Smith, he knows how good he is and what to expect.”
The two rivals will lock horns at the Manchester Arena once more on June 17, again at the middleweight limit of 160lb.
Though Eubank publicly stated his desire to activate the contractual rematch clause, at one stage it looked like he would forego another crack at Smith in order to revisit a fight with Conor Benn. However, Benn’s provisional UKAD suspension seems to have put paid to these plans.
Savannah Marshall will feature as chief support as she looks to become an undisputed champion at super middleweight against Franchon Crews-Dezurn.
The contest will be available to watch via pay per view on Sky Sports Box Office.