Groves: Eubank Was Always Easy To Hit - This is Not His Time!

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

GEORGE GROVES has warned Chris Eubank Jr he is repeating the mistakes he made with Carl Froch.

The WBA super-middleweight champion reckons Eubank Jr is already focussing on what comes next, rather than concentrating on Saturday night’s clash at the Manchester Arena.

And after being knocked out by Froch in their mammoth Wembley rematch in 2014, Groves knows only too well that not paying enough attention to the job in hand is a recipe for disaster.


“I think Junior might be looking beyond this fight like I did,” warned Groves. “I definitely looked beyond the Froch rematch.

“Not because I thought winning was a foregone conclusion, but I was confident that I could do the job.

“I’d done too much PR in the build up, which was very taxing come fight night. I obviously got it wrong.

“I was thinking before Froch II that, after I win, I was going to be so big I would have an element of control in what was next.

“Eubank is looking beyond this fight. He believes he is going to win because it is his destiny, his time.

“But it is not his time. No one owes him anything. This is about who is better - and he is not.”

The pair have shared the ring before in sparring sessions, which only gives Groves more confidence he will retain his title and book a place in the World Boxing Super Series final.

He added: “I never had a problem hitting Eubank, he was always easy to hit.

“Sometimes he was happy to take a shot to land a shot. He’s busy but he doesn’t move his head correctly.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRINCEKOOL on 02-14-2018

[QUOTE=apollocreed;18482775]Badou Jack couldn't stop Groves, and he was much more powerful than Eubank.[/QUOTE] Correct.... That is why this fight will be really interesting, it is the ACID test for Chris Eubank Junior! And in order to win this fight, he…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-13-2018

Groves can possibly stop Eubank, looks too big and strong for him.

Comment by apollocreed on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=PRINCEKOOL;18482024]Even if George Groves gets caught by Eubank, has he really got the single shot power to weakened his legs? I am not so sure! Eubank Junior would probably be pound for pound number 1 if he had genuine punching…

Comment by apollocreed on 02-13-2018

[QUOTE=micky1971;18482424]Neither of the Eubanks have avoided anyone. Fact. Ask benn, Collins etc ask blow job saunders about the rematch. An offer was previously made to Alvarez AND triple g....where are they?[/QUOTE] Totall bull**** - watch 'The Gloves are off -…

Comment by micky1971 on 02-13-2018

Neither of the Eubanks have avoided anyone. Fact. Ask benn, Collins etc ask blow job saunders about the rematch. An offer was previously made to Alvarez AND triple g....where are they?

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