Carl Froch hasn’t held back in his assessment of the Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr fight.
It was revenge on Saturday night as Eubank Jr put on a career best performance against the Liverpudlian, stopping him in the tenth round of a one-sided contest.
The former super middleweight champion Speaking on Froch on Fighting admitted he was impressed with Eubank Jr’s performance, he said,
“That was probably the best I have ever seen him against a really, really bad version of Liam Smith. I can’t take credit away from Chris Eubank Jr because he performed really well, but unfortunately for Smith that could be the end of the road for him.”
“I thought he was comfortable at 160. He obviously isn’t. He’s took 42lbs off so he can’t go down to 154, he’s gunna have to stay at middle, and he can’t go up to super middleweight, he’s not big enough. But at middle you’ve just seen what happened to him. He can’t do it.”
“This could be career curtains. He’s had a fantastic career. He’s 35 years old, he got badly beaten because he couldn’t do the weight so I think that could be the end.”
The Cobra speaking on talkSPORT went even further when discussing Smith’s performance.
“I think Liam Smith looks shot and finished at 35 years old. He can’t do 160lbs, he’s 35 years-old had a career at 154lb so if he can’t do 160 what’s he going to do? Step up to middleweight, well he’s not big enough. So for me his career is over.”
Do you agree with Froch? Is it time for Liam Smith to call it a day or should he chase the trilogy fight with Eubank Jr? Let us know in the comments.