DeGale To Eubank Jr: Now Go Crawl Back Under Your Rock!

James DeGale has launched a stinging Twitter attack on Chris Eubank Jr after the latter was beaten by George Groves in a super-middleweight title fight on Saturday.

Groves prevailed by margins of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 on the judges' scorecards as he earned a place in the final of the World Boxing Super Series, despite suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder during the final round as Eubank launched a desperate onslaught.

Eubank – the son of former two-weight world champion Chris Eubank – was outclassed by Groves at the Manchester Arena and DeGale seemed to revel in the 28-year-old's performance.


"You are the biggest hype job I've never [sic] known," he tweeted. "You and your father going around telling people you are a killer! YOU should be very embarrassed.

"Now go crawl back under your rock."

DeGale – the 2008 Olympic middleweight champion – lost to Groves in his 11th professional fight in 2011.

Groves, who has fought in more big fights, used distance wisely to pick and choose his moments.

However, he appeared to have a shoulder injury at the end, which could hamper his preparation for the final of the World Boxing Super Series in June, against Callum Smith or Jurgen Brahmer.

Eubank was cut above the right eye in the third round from an apparent accidental clash of heads, and it bothered him for the rest of the fight.

He maintained his record of never being knocked down but when he took a knee in the 10th round Groves was frustrated there was no mandatory count.

Eubank's stamina was expected to be superior but he tired through the middle rounds and finished with a desperate flourish and careless abandon.

He also lost his IBO belt after the judges awarded Groves the decision.

Groves improved his record to 28-3 (20 KO) with his second defence of the WBA belt he took from Fedor Chudinov in May. Eubank suffered his second defeat in 28 fights.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ashadam on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=Straightener;18497581]Not gonna lie I bought into the Eubank hype Thought he would have enough beat groves but obviously not . Got murked easy and made to look a plonker Degale is right to put the boot in after all the…

Comment by lightsout_finit on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=IlikeBikeTython;18500156]“EuCoward Jr” is the corniest lamest dig I think I’ve ever seen. [/QUOTE] The press called his dad EuCoward when he said he was afraid for his life at the idea of fighting Steve Collins... Something about hypnotism.... [QUOTE=IlikeBikeTython;18500156]Anyways, I’ve…

Comment by lightsout_finit on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=Gentblue;18499440]Eubanks activity rate is too high and Truax took advantage of a gun shy DeGale. It was a good win but Eubanks isnt gonna sit back like DeGale did.[/QUOTE] EuCoward jr is done.... Groves beat It out of him.... Truax…

Comment by lightsout_finit on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=lightsout_finit;18498682]I would bet actual money on Truax knocking out EuCoward Jr. After what Groves did to him he will never be the same again. Truax Is to strong for this weakling.... i hope this fight happens!! :boxing:[/QUOTE George Groves won…

Comment by IrishDiscussion on 02-19-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18497646]Maybe I need to rethink my stance on Grooves but I still think he's a C class boxer.[/QUOTE] What impresses me about him is the dirty stuff he employs on the inside. Those tactics require timing. Small stuff, a tilt…

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