Abraham has fought superstars like Son of God Andre Ward and English warhorse Carl Froch
CHRIS EUBANK JNR has been grafting away in the gym ahead of his showdown with Arthur Abraham on Saturday that is billed as the fight of his life.
The son of former world champion Chris Snr defends his International Boxing Organisation super-middleweight crown against the veteran at Wembley Arena.
Abraham has fought – and lost to – some of the biggest names in middle and super-middle divisions like ‘Son of God’ Andre Ward and English warhorse Carl Froch.
And Darren Barker – the former IBF World Middleweight champion – says the Wembley Arena battle is the toughest of Eubank’s career, ahead even of his war with Billy Joe Saunders.
Barker said: “I do give Arthur Abraham a real chance against Eubank because he brings to the ring a lot of experience at the very top level of the sport.
You can’t buy that type of knowledge.
It is a cracking match-up because we have the young, up-and-coming fighter against the ageing warrior and I know Abraham is a very proud boxer.
“Abraham, like Eubank, started out at middleweight and moved up to super middle so both will be around the same size.
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“Abraham has been in with some very big lads and stood up to all of them.
“He has been in the ring with the likes of Carl Froch and Andre Ward and not flinched, so Eubank is up against a very tough customer.
“Basically, Abraham only loses very rarely and then only to elite level boxers like Froch and Ward.
“He doesn’t lose to anything other than the very, very best, so this is a fascinating fight because we are about to find out just how good Eubank is?
“I think Eubank is a terrific young talent, but he is going in there with someone who will take him to places he has never been before, so we will see a cracking fight in which a lot of questions about Eubank are going to be answered.
“Eubank will be taken to the trenches. Abraham will bring out the best in him, or not.”
Eubank Jnr will be fighting amid speculation his dad is going through a divorce with his second wife.
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