Groves vs Eubank Jr tale of the tape

Ruben Hill
February 18, 2018

He's lost on the world stage, been definitively beaten on multiple occasions: I have not.

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Chris Eubank Jr has the fitness and durability to withstand George Groves' superior power in their IBO and WBA super-middleweight title fight in the World Boxing Super Series semi-finals, according to Carl Froch. "Firstly I would like to say that Groves has very good experience in his professional career and his opponents have been tougher than Eubank has had". I'm not expecting an easy fight, but it will be far easier than some of the previous fights I've had.

Super Channel acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading worldwide media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services. I don't really understand that. And this weekend, in a wonderful piece of nonfiction script, Groves will fight none other than Chris Eubank - Junior, that is.

Hammersmith star Groves has clearly had the bigger triumphs with wins over James DeGale, Paul Smith and Fedor Chudinov, giving him the edge in terms of experience. But it's very hard doing stuff on your own, so we'll see if he starts to make changes and adapts.

Boxing fans are now just eagerly awaiting all of the talking and predictions to stop so the two fighters can be allowed to go to war.

Tales of how the two sparred one another year have frequented the boxing sphere this week but in truth, that was then and this is now. In the WBSS quarterfinal round, Eubank Jr. stopped Avni Yildirim (16-0) in the third round.

'This for me, although it's a tremendous turnout, is not my biggest fight. Eubank will be meeting a smart technician, and for that reason needs to be smart himself. Callum Smith [who boxes Juergen Braehmer in the other WBSS semifinal on February 24] is a lot better than Eubank and I've sparred a lot of rounds with him. The fact that he's lacking in those things means he won't be able to compete with me.

"George has paid his dues, he's earnt himself a world title, fought in some great fights, but this is going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back".

While he played down suggestions of the importance of Saturday's fight to him, Groves, 29, rubbished Eubank Jr's questioning of his desire.

The WBSS super-middleweight tournament has gone down a particular success within the United Kingdom along with cruiserweight tournament as well. If he's fit to do 12 rounds, there's no point in getting fit for 15, is there?

Sebastian Eubank and Poland's Kamil Kulczyk (2-8, 1 KO) and a six-round bout between a pair of British welterweights, Danny Craven (3-1, 1 KO) and Luther Clay (6-1, 3 KOs).

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