Image: Crawford Heavily Favored Over Eubank Jr., Says Top Trainer

Trainer Stephen Edwards is positive that unbeaten welterweight champ Terence Crawford will beat middleweight competitor Chris Eubank Jr. if, as reported, that fight takes place.

It’s thought that Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) might go up 2 departments to 160 to handle #2 WBO and #3 WBC competitor Eubank Jr. (33-3, 24 KOs) to place himself for a mega-retirement payday against undeniable very middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez in September.

Eubank Jr. shares the very same fitness instructor as the 36-year-old Crawford, Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre, and the 2 fighters are well-familiar with each other. This would be a fight where both guys would get from the fight.

Crawford would get the fight he requires at 160 to validate that he should have a chance at Canelo, whereas Eubank Jr. would get a good payday in a fight he would likely lose severely.

It would be frustrating for Crawford to pick Eubank Jr. as his challenger if he goes up to 160 instead of among the skilled fighters in the weight class, like Janibek Alimkhanuly or Hamzah Sheeraz. Those 2 stand head and shoulders above the remainder of the fighters in the weak department.

Edwards Cites Crawford’s Superior Skill

“I’d choose Crawford to beat Canelo. So, I’m really comfy with him beating Eubank,” stated fitness instructor Stephen Edwards to Fighthype, leaning towards Terence Crawford beating middleweight competitor Chris Eubank Jr. if they fight next.

Many boxing fans see the 34-year-old Eubank Jr. as being on the disadvantage of his 13-year professional profession, as Liam Smith just recently knocked him out in 2023.

Although Eubank Jr. did avenge the defeat against the weight-drained Smith, the triumph didn’t eliminate the doubts about his absence of capability to complete against the leading middleweights like Janibek Alimkhanuly and Hamzah Sheeraz.

Some view Eubank Jr. as a fighter who has actually hustled battles against mostly beatable opposition in the UK throughout his profession, benefiting from his well-known dad’s name to make a great living.

History of Lackluster Performances

“Eubank doesn’t understand enough, and his boxing abilities aren’t high enough,” Edwards continued. “I saw him get outboxed by Billy Joe Saunders. Matt Korobov was outboxing him before he got hurt. George Groves outboxed him. Those guys are larger than him [Crawford], however his level of abilities are previous them.

“He shouldn’t have a lot of issues with Eubank,” stated Edwards about Crawford. “I like Bud to win the fight.”


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