Chris Eubank Jr will beat Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan, says Carl Froch
Last Updated: 25/10/15 8:06am
Carl Froch is backing Chris Eubank Jr to beat bitter rival Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan.
The Sky Sports pundit, who sparred with the middleweight ahead of his rematch with George Groves, is happy to call a Eubank Jr win following his second-round stoppage of Tony Jeter.
Eubank Jr and O'Sullivan will fight on December 12 with the winner getting a shot at the WBA world middleweight champion - Daniel Jacobs or Peter Quillin, who fight a week earlier.
Froch and fellow pundit Glenn McCrory are both looking forward to the London showdown, but the former super-middleweight world champion made it clear who expects to win.
"I think Eubank Jr is different class to Spike O'Sullivan," he told Sky Sports.
Spike is a bit of a showman himself. He means business and he bangs a bit. It's set up for a really exciting fight.
"Spike is probably a domestic level fighter, but it's how Eubank dispatches him. I don't mind calling it, because I have sparred with him.
"But Spike is a bit of a showman himself. He means business and he bangs a bit. It's set up for a really exciting fight."
McCrory was less convinced but believes whoever wins between Eubank Jr and O'Sullivan will go on to be one of the WBA title holders at 160lbs.
"He's entertaining and he's knocking people out over there," McCrory said of O'Sullivan.
"They both had their only loss to the same fighter - Billy Joe Saunders - but I do believe that whoever wins this will go on to be a world champion."