Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Groves-Eubank WBSS Semifinal Set for February 17 in Manchester

By Keith Idec

George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. have a date and a site.

London’s Daily Mail reported on its website Tuesday that the British super middleweights will meet in the World Boxing Super Series semifinals February 17 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. World Boxing Super Series officials confirmed through its Twitter account Tuesday that an official announcement will be made Thursday, but didn’t mention the exact date or site.

The winner of the highly anticipated domestic showdown between London’s Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and Eubank (26-1, 20 KOs), of Brighton, England, will advance to the World Boxing Super Series 168-pound championship match against the winner between another Brit, Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs), and Germany’s Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs).

groves-eubank

The date and site for the Braehmer-Smith semifinal have not yet been confirmed.

Sites in London and Brighton had been mentioned for the Groves-Eubank bout, but ultimately promoter Kalle Sauerland decided to bring the fight to a neutral site in England.

The 29-year-old Groves, who will make the second defense of his WBA super middleweight title against Eubank, reached the semifinals by knocking out England’s Jamie Cox (24-1, 13 KOs) in the fourth round of the WBSS quarterfinal October 14 at Wembley Arena in London. The 28-year-old Eubank, who holds the IBO's version of the world title, won his quarterfinal fight by knocking out Turkey’s Avni Yildirim (16-1, 10 KOs) in the third round October 7 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Throwingbombs on 12-07-2017

[QUOTE=Boxnation fan;18228190]Whaaaaaaaaat? What has either guy actually done? Nothing. James Degale is the CLEAR Number 1 Super Middleweight.[/QUOTE] Well Groves has beat your clear number 1 super middleweight for a start.....

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 11-26-2017

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;18227738]Manchester :thinking: They said they were having trouble booking arenas for that time but still a big of a weird one[/QUOTE] Honestly it is a bit of an odd choice but hell, I ain't complaining. Ms Koba was just…

Comment by techliam on 11-26-2017

[QUOTE=Boxnation fan;18228087]Good Domestic Fight but lets not get carried away. Groves isn't a Top 5 Super Middleweight. Eubank Jr isn't a Top 10 Super Middleweight. Neither Guy is any thing special and have failed at the highest level, multiple times…

Comment by Johnston on 11-26-2017

Really pumped for this fight. Can easily see either guy winning

Comment by soul_survivor on 11-26-2017

should be a good fight and I havent been to a big Manchester fight night in a few years, so might have to get a ticket for this one

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (48)
Top Headlines Lucas Matthysse Ready For Thurman, Pacquiao, Danny Garcia Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work for Relikh Rematch Photos: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada - Face To Face at Final Presser Carlos Adames Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank Hearn: Jarrell Miller is a Threat, Fighting Joshua Would Be Exciting Canelo: Fans Will Get What They Desire - A Knockout of Golovkin! Parker: If Joshua, Hearn Looking Past Me - They Will Get a Surprise! Charlo: Golovkin Knows Pressure’s On, Fierce Dog Waiting for Him Sergey Kovalev Feels That He's Finally Reaching His Full Potential Groves: I'm Confident That I'll Fight For The Muhammad Ali Trophy Michael Farenas Returns on April 7th in Calgary, Canada Showtime Sports To Debut New Digital Show on February 28 Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Finalized For T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Mike Tyson: Deontay Wilder Could Beat Me? I Don't Think So! Dmitry Bivol Unites With 'Faith Fighters International' Teens Brook: Fighting Khan Means More Than Winning Another Title Photos: Callum Smith, Nieky Holzken - Square Up at Final Presser Bivol: Mikhalkin Underestimated; Not Easy Opponent for Kovalev Jacobs: Sulecki is Game; Let's See if He Can Take the Punches Adonis Stevenson Very Confident He'll KO Badou Jack: Don't Blink! Martin Murray: I'll Retire if Saunders Wins, Confident I'll Beat Him BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - Feb. 22 George Groves: James DeGale's Value Has Diminished Significantly Haye Believes That He Would Do a 'Muhammad Ali' on Joshua Mikey Garcia's Coach Feels Errol Spence Fight is The Wrong Move Luis Nery: This Time I'll End Yamanaka in The Sixth Round Donnie Nietes Versus The Clock Canelo's Trainer: GGG Will Be The Same Fighter, Never Changes! Rigondeaux's Coach: Rigo Should Not Suffer Over One Bad Night David Benavidez: I Hope To Fight Gilberto Ramirez, George Groves Photos: Joseph Diaz, Victor Terrazas - Ready For Indio Battle Canelo Will Hit Colorado in March To Prepare For Golovkin Photos: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada, Cuadras, Nietes - Workouts Golovkin Reaches Deal With Tecate Ahead of Canelo Rematch Ortiz-Alexander Peaked at 1.53M Viewers, Averaged 1.13M on FOX Lomachenko-Linares: Arum, Gomez Trade Words - No Date Budge Garcia-Rios Peaked at 558K Viewers, Averaged 516K on Showtime Photos: Dmitry Bivol Putting in Work For Sullivan Barrera Clash Wilder vs. Ortiz Update: Another Title Fight Added To Card Diaz: Gary Russell Has Lots of Flaws; Inactivity Will Be Downfall
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement