Former super-middleweight world champion, Carl Froch, has advised Chris Eubank Jr to steer well clear after the 34-year-old called out a world champion recently.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez recently outpointed Jermell Charlo by a wide margin to make a third successful defence of his undisputed super-middleweight title and boost his claims that he remains one of the very best fighters in the sport.
The day after the showdown, Eubank revealed his desire to face the Mexican superstar by insulting his the actions of Charlo and other past opponents.
“Canelo needs to fight someone who’s going to get in there and put it on his ass. Someone who actually wants to win not just survive, secure a payday and give him a sweet lil hug after. This sh** is getting embarrassing. I don’t want a hug… I want that scalp!!”
Canelo needs to fight someone who’s going to get in there & put it on his ass. Someone who actually wants to win not just survive, secure a payday & give him a sweet lil hug after. This sh** is getting embarrassing. I don’t want a hug… I want that scalp!! #CaneloEubank
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 1, 2023
In an interview with Best Gambling Sites, Froch was quick to suggest that Eubank should avoid Alvarez, pointing to his recent loss at the hands of Liam Smith – a man who Canelo stopped in nine rounds.
“Eubank Jr just wants paying. You can’t put Eubank Jr anywhere near Canelo. It’s a mismatch. Eubank got blown away by Liam Smith, how will he deal with the size and strength of Canelo? And then the experience – he’s just not going to be able to do it.”
“Canelo is an absolute ferocious fighting machine. He’s ridiculously experienced at world level. The only times Chris Eubank Jr stepped into world level he lost twice to Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves, so he can’t step up to Canelo’s level.
It’s Saturday league against Premier League. Canelo would smash Eubank to bits, as soon as he gets in range he’ll absolutely maul him.”
Eubank would defeat Smith in a rematch via stoppage. Still, he’s unlikely to be high up Canelo’s list.
The dominating win over Charlo has perhaps dampened the hype surrounding a match-up between against Terence Crawford with weight-classes proven to be there for a reason, potentially opening the door for a bout with David Benavidez.