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Old 05-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Former super-middleweight legend Chris Eubank of England gives his verdict on the up-coming Carl Froch-Lucian Bute IBF super-middleweight title showdown in Nottingham, England Saturday. Eubank believes fellow countryman Froch has a strong chance to upset the unbeaten Canadian Bute. “Froch is a fighter of unorthodox, long jabbing and unorthodox, long punching,” Eubank states. “He lengthens and strengthens his world-class jab by standing so side-on that his right shoulder is almost behind him – making it physically impossible for him to throw even a one-two! It’s astonishing,” he revealed.
Eubank then feels Froch needs to improve technically on past fights. “He needs to shorten up his left hook and sharpen up his right hand against a southpaw stance,” he said. “Roy Jones stood in Carl’s right lead stance because he had the ridiculous speed to catch a jab and counter over the top before the opponent could re-set, and it also allowed Jones to turn his body weight to his right side to get off a left hook leap out of the opponent’s vision; which mastered the brash, unbeaten James Toney. The point is it served a purpose there.
“I don’t know if the stance of Froch is of technical value, especially against a good, slick, quick southpaw operator.”
And Eubank’s opinion on Bute?
“Good, neat, conventional southpaw with a world-class left uppercut to the body. He’s the world champion with many defenses of the world title, so he is of immensely high pedigree,” the former WBO king reckons.
“But we know Froch is like liquid metal man from Terminator 2 when he goes toe-to-toe. I just hope he has done his work in sparring, and by that I mean taken enough punishment from sparring partners to the body and head to make his body immune to certain blows, because I don’t think he’s going to land too many left hooks or right hands in this fight without taking punches first.”
And a final prediction from ‘Simply the Best’….
“As a betting man, which I’m not, I’ll go with the unorthodox fighter – Froch.”
Sr himself was involved in titanic 168lb struggles with Michael Watson, Sugar Boy Malinga, Lindell Holmes, Nigel Benn, Graciano Rocchigiani, Steve Collins and Joe Calzaghe. So his opinion is certainly of value!
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Former super-middleweight legend Chris Eubank of England gives his verdict on the up-coming Carl Froch-Lucian Bute IBF super-middleweight title showdown in Nottingham, England Saturday. Eubank believes fellow countryman Froch has a strong chance to upset the unbeaten Canadian Bute. “Froch is a fighter of unorthodox, long jabbing and unorthodox, long punching,” Eubank states. “He lengthens and strengthens his world-class jab by standing so side-on that his right shoulder is almost behind him – making it physically impossible for him to throw even a one-two! It’s astonishing,” he revealed.
Eubank then feels Froch needs to improve technically on past fights. “He needs to shorten up his left hook and sharpen up his right hand against a southpaw stance,” he said. “Roy Jones stood in Carl’s right lead stance because he had the ridiculous speed to catch a jab and counter over the top before the opponent could re-set, and it also allowed Jones to turn his body weight to his right side to get off a left hook leap out of the opponent’s vision; which mastered the brash, unbeaten James Toney. The point is it served a purpose there.
“I don’t know if the stance of Froch is of technical value, especially against a good, slick, quick southpaw operator.”
And Eubank’s opinion on Bute?
“Good, neat, conventional southpaw with a world-class left uppercut to the body. He’s the world champion with many defenses of the world title, so he is of immensely high pedigree,” the former WBO king reckons.
“But we know Froch is like liquid metal man from Terminator 2 when he goes toe-to-toe. I just hope he has done his work in sparring, and by that I mean taken enough punishment from sparring partners to the body and head to make his body immune to certain blows, because I don’t think he’s going to land too many left hooks or right hands in this fight without taking punches first.”
And a final prediction from ‘Simply the Best’….
“As a betting man, which I’m not, I’ll go with the unorthodox fighter – Froch.”
Sr himself was involved in titanic 168lb struggles with Michael Watson, Sugar Boy Malinga, Lindell Holmes, Nigel Benn, Graciano Rocchigiani, Steve Collins and Joe Calzaghe. So his opinion is certainly of value!

Atberry, you are yet to let me down. Another great Eubank orientated thread.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Eubank is a knob nobody cares what he thinks
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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“But we know Froch is like liquid metal man from Terminator 2 when he goes toe-to-toe"

Loved that line. It is going to be a test of Froch's body resilience i think, he always looks in shape but traditionally defends his body by taking shots to the head! Eubank mentions sparring, from interviews it often sounds like Carl's main concern in the build-ups, often moaning about the arrangements. I'm stupidly excited now.
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footspeed = Manny Pacquiao

handspeed = Amir Khan
Khan could only DREAM of having Handspeed like Manny.
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Yeah but Khan doesn't punch correctly, easier to punch faster when you're not doing so. Besides, I think for raw handspeed they're pretty similar if you look at what Pacquiao can do shadowboxing. Difference is he isn't a doggy paddler like Amir.
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The picture dude is back it seems
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“He needs to shorten up his left hook and sharpen up his right hand against a southpaw stance,” he said. “Roy Jones stood in Carl’s right lead stance because he had the ridiculous speed to catch a jab and counter over the top before the opponent could re-set, and it also allowed Jones to turn his body weight to his right side to get off a left hook leap out of the opponent’s vision; which mastered the brash, unbeaten James Toney. The point is it served a purpose there."


So now we know why Chris never fought Roy Jones.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:30 AM   #11
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #13
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Eubank's quotes are legendary here.

Pretty much agree with him...except for the final prediction.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:12 AM   #14
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That was very accurate. Froch took punches in the first, threw better hooks and crosses, shortened his shots instead of loading long etc.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #15
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Eubank was spot on. I predicted a Froch victory as well.
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