Gennadiy Golovkin beats Chris Eubank Jr. predicts Carl Froch
By Jake Tiernan: Carl Froch believes that Gennadiy Golovkin, even now at 41, would knock out British fighter Chris Eubank Jr. if that fight happens next.
Eubank Jr. (33-3, 24 KOs) recently called out the former unified middleweight champion Golovkin following his tenth round TKO victory over Liam Smith in their rematch earlier this month on September 2nd.
The win for the 33-year-old Eubank Jr. seemed to implant some ambition in him, as before this, he’s been a career underachiever, taking the nonrisky fights against mostly low-level fighters and taking advantage of the nice paydays he got due to him being the son of a famous British fighter.
After twelve years of facing middle-of-the-road opposition, Eubank Jr.’s wins over the injured, weight-drained 35-year-old Liam Smith have motivated him to call out Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs).
Eubank Jr. can’t beat Golovkin
“I don’t know. What has GGG done in a while? He’s 41 years old. I don’t think he does, no,” Carl Froch said on his social platform when asked if British domestic fighter Chris Eubank Jr., who has never won a world title, can beat former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
Granted, Golovkin isn’t in his prime at 41, hasn’t fought in a year, and is coming off a loss to Canelo Alvarez in September 2022. Yeah, it’s brave of Eubank Jr. to call out GGG, but this isn’t a prime Gololovkin from 2010 to 2016.
Considering that GGG came close to beating Canelo last year, Eubank Jr’s chances of defeating him would have to be considered extremely low.
In Chris’ recent fight with Liam Smith, he looked timid in the first quarter of the fight, and he didn’t really get brave until he observed that there were no punches being thrown back at him.
“Because the last thing 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 lands a shot on Eubank Jr., and I think the fight is over. So no, I don’t think he beats GGG, if I’m honest,” said Froch.
Smith was fighting with an injured foot and looked weight drained on par with how Errol Spence Jr. was in his last fight.
Chris Jr. should prove himself
Eubank Jr. is obviously being cunning & calculated by calling out the Kazakh knockout artist at this point in his career, likely feeling that he’s old enough for him to win and add his famous name to his pretty much empty resume.
Ideally, Eubank Jr. would prove that his win over Liam wasn’t a fluke thing by first showing that he can beat one or two of these fighters before getting brave and calling out Golovkin:
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- John Ryder pushing for Gennadiy Golovkin fight in November or December