Chris Eubank: 'Carl Froch didn't win first fight'

Michael Watson and Chris Eubank pose for a photograph in 2002.
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Chris Eubank claims that Carl Froch "didn't win" his first bout with George Groves, despite claiming a controversial ninth-round stoppage back in November 2013.

Chris Eubank has claimed that Carl Froch was fortunate to get the stoppage victory in his first clash with George Groves.

The Nottingham fighter controversially halted his opponent in the ninth round in November last year, and ahead of their rematch on Saturday evening, Eubank feels that 'The Cobra' still has to prove himself against the Londoner.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Eubank said: "Carl didn't win the first fight. The decision went a particular way, but it was the wrong way, period. There is no discussion about that.

"The stoppage was the wrong decision. Out of respect for the fighters, to give a prediction, isn't really fair to me. We don't know what's in the hearts of the fighters, and I'm not a clairvoyant."

The Wembley fight, which will have 80,000 fans in attendance, is the biggest post-war fight in British boxing.

Carl Froch and George Groves weigh in on May 30, 2014 ahead of their rematch.
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