Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Eubank Sr. To Eubank Jr. - The Decision Was The Right Decision

By George Mills, courtesy of The Daily Star

CHRIS EUBANK JR was scolded by his dad Senior in the dressing room after losing to George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series on Saturday night.

Junior was outclassed by the bigger, more experienced man over 12 rounds at the Manchester Arena as Groves delivered on every promise made before the WBA super-middleweight title showdown.

Scorecards of 117-112, 116-112 and a generous 115-113 earned the 29-year-old a unanimous decision victory, leaving Eubank Jr contemplating an uncertain future in the sport.

eubank-chris_1

Newly-released video shot in the aftermath of the fight shows Junior having his hands unwrapped by former world champion father Senior, sounding confused by the decision.

“How did it look? I didn’t feel like he did enough,” Junior says.

 “I thought I did enough in the later rounds to nick it but I don’t know how it looked.”

Senior says: “Let’s drop that subject.”

“I want to know,” Junior presses.

“Be real. If you guys think he won, then you think he won.”

“The decision was the right decision,” Senior replies.

“You have got to see it.”

“What do you think,” Junior continues.

His words, delivered with an expectant glance at his friends and family, were met with silence initially before a pal finally answered.

“It was a close fight,” he admitted, tellingly.

Having now fallen short twice against elite opposition, first against Billy Joe Saunders in 2014 and now Groves, Eubank Jr faces a puzzling future.

But the Hove man might have been thrown a lifeline after Groves sustained a serious shoulder injury in the 12th round of their entertaining battle.

Saint George appeared to dislocate his shoulder throwing a jab with less than two minutes left in the fight – an injury that could potentially see him ruled out of the super-middleweight tournament final on June 2.

“I’m a fast healer,” Groves said on Sunday.

“We’re gonna wait and get medical advice first and then we’ll know much more about the situation but I’m in a confident frame of mind.”

If Groves is unable to fight, WBSS promoter Kalle Sauerland confirmed Eubank Jr is one of the candidates who could step in as a potential replacement.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SonnyboyReturns on 02-20-2018

A boxing Lesson. Deep down even his father knows it.

Comment by Despicable me2 on 02-20-2018

sr had great reflexes, counters, and immense power. Jr has none of it

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-20-2018

i reckon senior probably says more of this than we think, its just that jr doesn't listen at all

Comment by millcitymauler on 02-19-2018

I kinda look at Groves much like Sergio Mora - can be effective at times, but I’m not waiting to see him fight again. Good job though giving Eubank a beating

Comment by hugh grant on 02-19-2018

Eubank can comeback and be a major force. But junior isn't as good as senior has claimed. Not as good as senior yet, although senior in past has claimed junior was better than him

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Raja Amasheh: I Feel Like Amanda Serrano, WBO Stole My Title Akavov Sees Andrade Win As His Middleweight Lottery Ticket Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6 Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168 BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More Maurice Hooker Set For March 9 Defense vs. Mikkel LesPierre De La Hoya: Jacobs Worries Me; 2nd-Best at 160 After Canelo Roach: Pacquiao Hit Me To The Chest - Whole Body Went Numb! WBC: Jack-Browne Winner Will Be Mandatory To Gvozdyk Canelo-Jacobs: Venue TBD, T-Mobile The Current Frontrunner Photos: Warren vs. Oubaali, Ruiz vs. Tepora - Face To Face Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne - Go Face To Face Jacobs Inks New Deal With Hearn, Three Fight Deal With DAZN Photos: Bryant Jennings, Oscar Rivas - Ready For Battle in Verona Photos: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan - Go Face To Face in NYC Ellerbe: Broner Beating Pacquiao is No Upset, This is 50-50 Fight Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs Finalized For May 4 Photos: Serrano vs. Voraberger, Doheny vs. Takahashi - Weigh-In Photos: Jorge Linares, Pable Cesar Cano - Ready For War Photos: Chris Algieri, Danny Gonzalez - On Point To Fight Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Artur Akavov - Ready For Battle Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castano Tops Showtime Triple, March 2 Ricardo Quiroz To Face Jamaine Ortiz on February 23 Photos: Keith Thurman Putting in Work For Josesito Lopez
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement