Spencer Fearon admitted he wasn’t surprised Arthur Abraham was chosen as an opponent for Chris Eubank Jr.
The 38-year-old, who weighed in at 12st 1lb 5oz before coming back hours later to hit inside the limit, is challenging Eubank for the IBO title on Saturday night.
“Why’s it a shocker? He’s old, flat footed and when your flatfooted that’s not a surprise to me and it’s just strategic matchmaking, so whoever made that matchmaking in Eubank Sr and Ronnie Davies, these guys have the foundations for boxing, it’s a smart move,” Fearon exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Eubank is the man, I rate him. His work rate is unprecedented, his punches are effortless and it’s good he’s got a supposed version of a world title.
“Now that he’s going into this Super Series with George Groves and Callum Smith, it’s a great chance for him and is something I’m really looking forward to.”
Following the weigh in, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will arrive at the SSE Arena in conclusion to their world tour which has featured visits to Los Angeles, Toronto and New York.
Fearon is supporting the event and insisted the only reason that the fight had received a negative backlash from the boxing fraternity was because they weren’t financially involved.
“It’s great for boxing, it’s an event and you’ve got to buy the event. You got a lot of eyeballs around this and more people will look at it like yourself and me who get to talk about the fight.
“You know why they are hating, it’s because they’re not promoting it, if they were, they wouldn’t be hating on it. That’s the truth,” he added.
Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95