'GGG Will Knock Out Chris Eubank Jr' - Carl Froch Believes Even Though GGG Way Past His Prime, Chris Eubank Jr. Still Don't Have Any Chance Against Him
After an impressive performance in his rematch with Liam Smith, Chris Eubank Jr. finds himself with several options for his next move. In their previous bout in January, Eubank had been stopped by Smith in the fourth round, but he activated the rematch clause and managed to reverse the result in a dominant fashion.
In the rematch, Eubank won every round, ultimately securing a tenth-round TKO victory. This win opened the door for Eubank to call out potential opponents for his next fight. Among the names on his list were Conor Benn and former pound-for-pound star Gennady Golovkin.
Golovkin, the hard-hitting Kazakh fighter, is no longer the champion in the middleweight division as he has vacated his belts, but Eubank still appears interested in facing him.
However, Carl Froch, a former super-middleweight titlist, expressed reservations about Eubank’s chances against Golovkin. Froch emphasized Golovkin’s age, as he is currently 41 years old, but still believes that Golovkin’s power and boxing skills could pose a significant threat to Eubank. Froch suggested that even an older and slightly past his prime Golovkin, with diminished reflexes, could potentially end the fight with a single punch.
“I don’t know, what’s Triple G done in a while? He’s 41 years old … I don’t think [Eubank] does, no. Cause the last things to go is a boxer’s power, and he’s that well-schooled that even an old, past his best, reflexes gone a little bit [Golovkin] lands a shot on Eubank Jr I think it’s fight over. So no, I don’t think he beats Triple G if I’m honest.”
Golovkin has been inactive since his trilogy defeat to Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez at 168 pounds in September of the previous year, and his future plans in boxing remain uncertain.
Meanwhile, Eubank seems to be leaning more towards a fight with Conor Benn. This match had been scheduled previously but was canceled at the last minute due to a banned substance being found in Benn’s system. Eubank’s promotional team is confident that they can secure a British license for the fight in time for December and potentially host it in a stadium setting.