Chris Eubank Sr., the father and trainer of IBO super middleweight world champion Chris Eubank Jr., is not worried at all about his son's upcoming opponent, WBA world champion George Groves.
The contest takes place on February 17th at the Manchester Arena - as a semi-final fight in the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament.
They have sparred with each other on several occasions, with both boxers claiming to have had the edge in their gym encounters.
Eubank Sr. is obviously siding with his son's version of the events which took place.
Eubank Jr. claimed that he controlled the action and hurt Groves in every single sparring session.
The former world champion explains why he orchestrated a scenario where his son would spar with the likes of Groves.
"First of all you have to understand that I engineered these sparring sessions to happen because if you can beat them in sparring, you can beat them in a real fight. The only difference is, there is no decision at the end of the sparring session. These trainers who haven’t lived the life of a fighter, how can they know that?," Eubank Sr. told Boxing News.
"After that sparring session I said [to Junior], ‘You got him?’ He said, ‘Yes, I got him.’ So am I worried about George Groves? No. Why? Because I know. I’m not guesstimating here. Beat the fighter only once, even three, four years before the real fight happens, and that person knows. And you know.
"It is a profound thing when you spar a man or fight a man. You are very close to them, you know about their strengths, if they wince, if they will be intimidated when you jab, if you feint and attack. You see this. You feel this. What these trainers are missing is this: They’re looking at the physical aspect, and at gameplays. No. I’m not looking at any of that. I’m looking at one thing, and one thing only. Spirit. And that’s what separates Junior from the rest of them."