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Eubank: I Entered WBSS To Take Groves' Belt, DeGale is Next!

Chris Eubank Jnr set his sights on a showdown with George Groves after the successful defence of his IBO world super-middleweight title with a unanimous points win over German Arthur Abraham at Wembley Arena.

Although the champion was not able to deliver a knockout blow against the battle-hardened 37-year-old, himself a former IBF middleweight and twice WBO super-middleweight title holder, the superiority across the judges scorecards gave Eubank the validation he needed heading into the inaugural World Boxing Super Series.

Next up for Eubank will be Turkey's Avni Yildirim in a quarter-final contest, with the winner set to face either Groves or Jamie Cox.

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Londoner Groves, the recently-crowned WBA world super-middleweight champion, was ringside to watch Eubank taken the distance.

After the victory, the 27-year-old declared his intentions to deliver a contest which British fight fans would relish.

Speaking to ITV Box Office, Eubank said: "He (Abraham) is the most durable opponent I have faced, he has not been stopped for a reason. I hit him with every punch in the book.

"I know I hurt him bad, I just couldn't get him out of there, but the statement was made. He did not win a round against me, and I am happy with the performance.

"I am a warrior. I do what I do to get the win, and if I can look sexy at the same time, then so be it.

"I got to show my boxing skills and get the experience in.

"I am going into the (WBSS) Super Eight tournament to take this man's (Groves) belt."

Eubank added: "He (Groves) knows what is going to happen when we get into the ring, it will be a spectacular fight, the whole of Britain wants to see it and after I beat him I am coming for (James) DeGale."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 07-16-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17864382]He opted out of joining. I think he realized 3 fights in 9 months for a guy out of the ring for as long as he was out isn't the smartest move. Plus even with the money offered (supposedly…

Comment by Steven Mccowan on 07-16-2017

[QUOTE=Chillman;17864359]How come nobody seems to remember that Abraham got stopped by Stieglitz in their second fight? Last night's ITV commentators kept repeating the myth of the unstoppable Abraham as well.[/QUOTE] I thought the same thing when i read what eubank…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 07-16-2017

[QUOTE=asgarth;17864013]I just realised, wasn't Kessler supposed to make a comeback nd participate in the tournament? What happened to that?[/QUOTE] He opted out of joining. I think he realized 3 fights in 9 months for a guy out of the ring…

Comment by Chillman on 07-16-2017

How come nobody seems to remember that Abraham got stopped by Stieglitz in their second fight? Last night's ITV commentators kept repeating the myth of the unstoppable Abraham as well.

Comment by super-x on 07-16-2017

Jnr is a solid competitor on world level, very skilled, fast and has a big tank by looks of it. Up to now he has been protected but glad he will finally step up and be put to the test.…

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