Carl Froch provides his verdict on Eubank Jr vs Groves

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It's the fight that is proving too difficult to call.

There’s probably no one better placed in boxing to give his verdict on the George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr fight than Carl Froch.

Froch has sparred extensively with Eubank Jr in the past and met Groves in the ring on two memorable occasions, with the second bout attracting 80,000 to Wembley Stadium.

Now a pundit for Sky Sports, ‘The Cobra’ was asked for his prediction earlier this week and revealed he is currently leaning more towards Eubank Jr based on what he has seen so far.

“Chris Eubank Jr has the work rate, the pace, the engine and the fitness to do the 12 rounds,” The former super-middleweight told talkSPORT, as per Boxing News and Views.

“The only way you can beat Chris Eubank Jr is by stopping him in his tracks. So you’ve got to hit him, you’ve got to hurt him, you’ve got to stop him from coming.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the best jab in the business. I just don’t think that Eubank Jr can be hurt by Groves.”

Although Froch is confident Eubank Jr will come through the bout victorious, he did hint that the 28-year-old from Hove could struggle against Groves due to the latter's greater experience at super-middleweight.

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr. - Press Conference

“The only question marks I’ve got for Eubank Jr is it’s up at super-middleweight and Groves can punch respectively hard and with them little 10 ounce groves – it is different to sparring,” Froch added.

“There is a chance that Eubank could walk into a shot off Groves and get hurt and everyone’s like; ‘Oh what’s happening here, Eubank’s hurt. He’s wobbled’. And Groves can (then) finish him, the ref will jump in and stop it. I just don’t think Groves can hurt him.”

Boxing fans are now just eagerly awaiting all of the talking and predictions to stop so the two fighters can be allowed to go to war. 

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Carl Froch
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