CARL FROCH has questioned where Chris Eubank Jr’s career will go after his brutal loss to Liam Smith.
Eubank hit the canvas for the first time as a pro in round four of his middleweight duel with Smith.
And it wasn’t long before he was thrown back onto the deck, and though he managed to get to his feet, the fight was waved off.
Froch, a former sparring partner, fears the loss could have massive repercussions for Eubank and his career.
He said at the Sky Box Office: “Where does he go from here? That could ruin his career.
“And I’m not saying he should stop now, but that was a bad loss. I’m just thinking, where is he going now?
“He’s up against a naturally smaller guy and he looked badly hurt.
“I don’t think he’s going to retire, but where does he go now at middleweight or super middleweight?”
Eubank’s dream of a middleweight title against Kazakh legend Gennady Golovkin, 40, appears to have been a KO.
And until some redemption is achieved in the ring, a mega fight involving Mexican Canelo Alvarez, 32, has also been repulsed.
Instead, Eubank, 33, could look to go behind enemy lines against Liverpool’s Smith, 34, should he exercise his rematch clause.
He said: “If the fans want to see a rematch, we can do it at Anfield.”
Smith is the third man to defeat Eubank after Billy Joe Saunders (33) and George Groves (34).
And after gaining weight for the pay-per-view fight, he teased him about bringing the potential sequel back to Merseyside.
Smith said: “If Chris wants the rematch, we can do that on my terms.
“I pre-accepted the rematch clause so we can see I can beat the best fights at 160lbs and 154lbs.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7195766/carl-froch-chris-eubank-jr-liam-smith/ ‘Where does he go from here?’ – Carl Froch fears it could be ‘curtains’ for Chris Eubank Jr after brutal loss of Liam Smith