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Chris Eubank breaks down Froch/Ward

By Lee Callan: Legend of Super Middleweight boxing Chris "Simply the Best" Eubank gives his take on the upcoming Super Six World Boxing Classic finale between WBC Champion Carl "The Cobra" Froch and WBA King Andre "Son Of God" Ward.

Regarding fellow countryman Froch, Eubank revealed 'The thing I like about him is he doesn't realise how limited he is... which makes him dangerous, because that gives a fighter a certain resolve - Steve Collins being the prime example. At British, Irish, Commonwealth and European level, what Froch lacked in energy he made up for with power, and at World level what he lacks in speed he makes up for with heart.'

And regarding American Ward, Eubank said 'The mentality of Andre Ward may be - he's 35, I'm 25, I'll beat him on youth; like Michael Watson against Mike McCallum. If that occurs, I expect Carl to bring all the accolades back to Britain because Ward will be stood in front of him. If Ward doesn't underestimate the resolve and punching power of Froch, then it looks like Ward to win.'

Eubank finished by questioning whether Froch really could KO Ward. 'Having said that, he struggled to put away Taylor, didn't he; it was on accumulative effect rather than concussive power - like how McCallum knocked out Watson - so maybe he lacks the power at World level. Some may argue his last three opponents were past their sell-by date. All questions will be answered, I guess,' said the man who was known as Simply the Best!

Eubank himself was involved in classic Super Middleweight bouts with the aforementioned Watson, Nigel Benn, Graciano Rocchigiani, Henry Wharton, Steve Collins and the last King of the division, Joe Calzaghe. Here's hoping the S6 Final lives up to those standards.

Article posted on 24.08.2011



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