Groves Aims To Make Statement, Send Message To Eubank Jr.

WBA super middleweight champion George Groves is ready to make a big statement on Saturday night, and send a message to his next opponent, IBO champion Chris Eubank Jr.

Last Saturday, Eubank Jr. advanced in the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament with a vicious knockout of undefeated Avni Yildirim in three rounds in Germany.

If Groves wins this weekend, he will face Eubank (26-1, 20 KOs) next - potentially on a date in January. In other corner against Groves is undefeated countryman, Jamie Cox (24-0, 13 KOs) and the bout takes place in London.

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Groves (26-3, 19 KOs), who captured the world title with a stoppage of Fedor Chudinov earlier this year, is the number 1 seed in the tournament and he wants to prove exactly why he's been listed as the top dog at 168 by tournament organizers.

"I am fired up, I mean business. This is another homecoming. I won the belt in Sheffield but this is London, this is Wembley Arena, this is a happy hunting ground for me," Groves said.

"This is my chance to shine. It's the first part of a three-part series and this is where it begins. There is no room for mistakes, there's no 'I'll come again', it's all nothing now. But I'll be damned if I have anything other than a clear victory, or a knockout victory."

Groves feels strongly that this prestigious tournament has come at exactly the perfect time to make him a superstar - and a pound for pound fighter. He is ready to do some real damage with Cox - and moved forward to the Eubank showdown.

"For me, this tournament has come at the perfect time. I am the best fighter in it. I am the best in-form fighter in it. I don't need a fight to shake off some rust, I am good to go," Groves said.

"I'm not ready for the lull after winning a world title. You've got to win, win well, and win comfortably to preserve yourself. That is keeping me highly-motivated."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ArturoBalboa on 10-10-2017

[QUOTE=Dr Kewl Hair;18125524]Eubank is just all wrong for groves. Can counterpunch well and has shown a good chin. Plus when Groves starts to tire, Eubank will pour it on. Can only see a Eubank stoppage, I hope Chris get sparked…

Comment by micky1971 on 10-10-2017

Eurobums hold more world title belts than any other single country. What does that bum mean? Does it mean every euro bum won on a fluke or robbery of some kind? ****.

Comment by Sparked_26 on 10-10-2017

[QUOTE=HughJass;18125599]Folk keep forgetting that Groves outboxed Degale on the backfoot! And people say that he'll get beat off Eubank!!! LOL.Eubank is a good fighter but Groves is far more complete fighter at this point in their careers.[/QUOTE] Agreed. Although I…

Comment by A.K on 10-10-2017

U.K. Just not built like us

Comment by 1hourRun on 10-10-2017

Euro-Bum George Groves barely made it out of Sheffield with a broken Jaw vs. Fedor Chudinov, we seen what happens to Georgy vs. punchers especially those from his home country. Lets face it E.U bum Jr. is a draw in…

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