Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan

As reported on Monday on, George Groves' WBA super middleweight title defence against IBO Chris Eubank Jr will take place at the Manchester Arena on February 17.

The champion, from London, had hoped their highly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series semi-final would take place in the capital, potentially at one of its football stadiums.

The series' promoters have now said he will instead return to the Manchester Arena for the first time since one of his finest performances in his first fight with Carl Froch, in 2013, when he dropped the then-defending champion and outboxed him before the controversial late stoppage.

george-groves (1)_2

Brighton's Eubank Jnr faces his most dangerous fight to date, but like Groves - who made the first defence of his title by stopping Jamie Cox in four rounds at Wembley Arena last month - impressed during the competition's quarter-final stage.

The 28-year-old travelled to Germany, where he defeated Avni Yildirim of Turkey via knockout in the third round, and will fight for a recognised world title for the first time.

Eubnak's father and head trainer, Chris Eubank Sr., is not worried about matching his skills against Shane McGuigan, who trains Groves.

“If you take any of these trainers today, look at their records, what have they done in boxing?," Eubank Sr. said.

“If you look at the teacher of the boxers who would you choose, one with nineteen world championship wins, who’s never been knocked out, who was fierce, who was pure, who is responsible for two of the greatest fights in the history of boxing or a trainer who doesn’t have any experience in the real ring?

“The champion within any man is within themselves, not the trainer."

A mutual rival of Eubank Jr. and the 29-year-old Groves, IBF champion James DeGale, returns to the ring against America's Caleb Truax on December 9 and has spoken of his desire to fight the WBSS' overall winner.

Fellow Briton Callum Smith is scheduled to fight Germany's Jurgen Braehmer in the other semi-final, on a date and location that is still to be confirmed.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kilrain on 11-23-2017

[QUOTE=skinnystev;18230946]junior eubanks the ultimate wannabe was totally beaten and humiliated by BJS[/QUOTE] "Humiliated"? Clearly never watched the fight. Could've gone either way and Eubank has massively improved since then. Saunders, not so much.

Comment by SugarRayCurtain on 11-23-2017

[QUOTE=bluepete;18232244]As much as I don't rate Shane and he's "modern methods" he did box,and came from a father who held a world title ect. There have been decent trainers who haven't boxed pro, or won titles.[/QUOTE] fair enough if he…

Comment by alexguiness on 11-23-2017

I have doubts over Shame McGuigan as a trainer, I don't think he is terrible - just not as good as he believes himself to be. However Eubank Snr is the very worst type of trainer (maybe not for his…

Comment by Kiowhatta on 11-23-2017

That's not just the sound of your ego rumbling down the road Mr Eubank - it's the sound of a bus packed with humility and irksome fans who are sick of your pompous, self-righteous sermons. You don't have to be…

Comment by bluepete on 11-23-2017

[QUOTE=SugarRayCurtain;18232050]LOL at the mindgames begins Never understood how people could become boxing coaches without actually ever even punching a bag themselves[/QUOTE] As much as I don't rate Shane and he's "modern methods" he did box,and came from a father who…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Prograis Sees 'Lots of Holes' in Jose Ramirez, Respects His Chin Mikey Garcia Explains Why He'd Want Spence Bout Over Crawford Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam: Afterthoughts Liam Smith: I Think Ali Might Be Tougher Fight Than Miguel Cotto Hughie Fury: I'll Be World Champion, I'm a World Level Fighter! Kudratillo Abdukakhorov Rising in Ranks After Malaysia Win Whyte Shakes Head: Joshua is Not Going To Fight Wilder Next Sanchez: If Canelo Dominates Golovkin, I'll Admit GGG Got Old Ismael Salas Denies Rumors of Split With Jorge Linares March Madness shocker yields memories of giant ring surprises Ellerbe Concerned, Would Advise Mayweather To Avoid MMA McGregor Opens as 10-1 Favorite in Mayweather MMA Fight Wilder: I'm Convinced Joshua, Hearn Are Definitely Scared of Me! Buitrago Pulled From Hard Rock Card Over Murder For Hire Beef Frampton Slams Quigg, Not Buying His Excuse For Missing Weight Golden Boy Matchmaker Reacts to 'Neno' Calling Out Ryan Garcia Kautondokwa is Ready For War on Namibian Independence Card Roach Impressed With Jose Ramirez, Wants to Improve Defense Lolenga Mock, Mogens Palle Part Ways Over Money Isaac Ekpo, Rafael Mensah Train With McKinley, Praise Don King Povetkin's Manager: Drug Tests in Order, No Worries For Price Alberto Melian Drills Countryman Julian Aristule in Two Rounds Felix Verdejo's Trainer Expects His Fighter To Return Stronger Michael Dutchover Continues Winning Run at Doubletree Joshua vs. Parker - Giuseppe Quartarone Confirmed as Referee Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith Finalized For May 12, Turning Stone Anthony Crolla vs. Edson Ramirez Set For Joshua-Parker Card Photos: Whyte, Bowne - Get Very Heated on 'Gloves Are Off' News: Sven Fornling, Brian Ceballo, Nikolai Potapov, More Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki - Undercard Information Arthur Abraham: I'm Not Ready To Retire, I Want World Title Again Joseph Parker: I'm Going To Come in Light and Fast vs. Joshua Gvozdyk: Stevenson is 40 & Inactive; Not Sure He'll Beat Jack Liam Smith: Canelo Ruined Legacy, Look How His Body Changed! Weekend Review: Jose Ramirez Rises, Felix Verdejo Crumbles Zou Shiming: I Don't Have The Courage To Retire at The Moment Lucas Browne Maintains Innocence in Drug Testing Beefs Floyd Mayweather Says He Will Apply For MMA License Horn's Coach: Crawford Will Be in For a Big Shock in First Round! Berchelt To Make Another Voluntary Defense, Then Roman

Latest Active Forum Threads