Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Groves Weighs 167.1 Pounds; Eubank 167.5 for WBSS Semifinal

By Keith Idec

George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. went face-to-face one last time Friday before their high-stakes showdown.

Groves and Eubank stared long and hard at one another during the face-off following their weigh-in at a hotel at Manchester, England. The British super middleweights had to be separated by promoter Kalle Sauerland before they headed in different directions.

London’s Groves weighed in at 167.1 pounds for their 12-round fight Saturday night at sold-out Manchester Arena. Brighton’s Eubank got on the British Boxing Board of Control’s scale at 167.5 pounds.

groves-eubank

The 28-year-old Eubank (26-1, 20 KOs), who owns the IBO super middleweight title, is listed by most Internet sports books as nearly a 2-1 favorite over Groves. The 29-year-old Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) will defend his WBA super middleweight title in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series’ 168-pound tournament.

Groves advanced to the semifinals by knocking out England’s Jamie Cox (24-1, 13 KOs) in the quarterfinals October 14 in London. Eubank beat Turkey’s Avni Yildirim (17-1, 11 KOs) by third-round knockout in the quarterfinals October 7 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Groves-Eubank winner will advance the WBSS super middleweight final, scheduled for June 2 at O2 Arena in London. Whoever emerges from the Groves-Eubank bout will face the winner between the second semifinal between Juergen Braehmer and Callum Smith.

Germany’s Braehmer (49-3, 25 KOs) and England’s Smith (23-0, 17 KOs) are set to fight February 24 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Groves-Eubank will be streamed live on the World Boxing Super Series’ Facebook and YouTube pages Saturday.

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 mlac on 02-17-2018

[QUOTE=greeneye99;18494564]Hmmm you lost bro[/QUOTE] yeah, the heavy favorite who most people were picking lost. am i supposed to be embarrassed or something? where was your prediction?

Comment by alexguiness on 02-17-2018

I guess the 'warriors code' is not enough after all....

Comment by greeneye99 on 02-17-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;18490407]If dramashow is confidently picking groves that makes me now 100% confident jnr is going to win :lol1:[/QUOTE] Hmmm you lost bro

Comment by greeneye99 on 02-17-2018

[QUOTE=Tysonfury;18490342]Groves will get beat down imho.[/QUOTE] Lol hoped you didn't bet

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-17-2018

think Groves gonna come in heavier tonight and it should show when they match up

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (32)
Top Headlines Photos: Lamont Roach, Deivis Julio Bassa Ready For ESPN Battle Photos: Michael Dutchover is Ready For Battle With Ramirez Ryan Garcia vs. Mercito Gesta Showdown in The Works Photos: Alberto Machado, Rafael Mensah - Go Face To Face Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Go Face To Face in Vegas Photos: Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez - ShoBox Triple Weights Photos: Robert Easter is Grinding Hard For Mikey Garcia Fight Mikey Garcia: I May Go To 147 By Year's End, I Want Spence! Danny Roman Deal With Hearn is Five Fight Co-Promotion Sanchez: Gassiev Can’t Afford to Give Away Rounds Against Usyk Joshua: It's My Career, It's Not Determined By What People Want Hearn: If Deontay Wilder is Man of His Word - He'll Sign Contract! UK News: Hughes, Turner, Donnelly, McFadden, McComb Photos: Usyk, Gassiev - Go Face To Face at Final Press Conference Jaime Munguia: I Want To Unify - I Prefer Jarrett Hurd! Sam Eggington Replaces Kell Brook, Will Face Brandon Cook Arum: Canelo Will Pay Price For Being Off Juice, Triple-G KOs Him Promoter: If Joshua Had Choice, He Wouldn't Fight Povetkin Trainer: Pacquiao is Unbeatable When He Trains Like That! Hearn: 12 More Fighters To Sign, They Won't Be Able To Stop Us Frank Warren Warns That Liam Smith is Live Dog With Munguia Research Suggests Non-Contact Boxing Can Combat Parkinson's Joshua: Dillian Whyte Will Beat Joseph Parker - By Knockout Wilder: Eddie Hearn is Not a Guy That You Can Trust Liam Williams: Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith is Difficult To Call Abel Sanchez: If Usyk Fights Like Before, He's On His Back in 9! Dec Spelman Makes a Successful Ring Return, Back on 9/7 The WBSS at Cruiserweight Worked (and That’s No Small Feat) Hearn: No One Knows Who Wilder is - 50-50 Will Never Happen! Povetkin: I've Always Been Clean, Failed Tests Were Suspicious Christian "Macho Time" Camacho on Boxeo Telemuno Card Crawford Tops Lomachenko, Wins ESPY For 'Fighter of the Year' Teofimo Lopez To Undergo Surgery on Right Hand on Friday Rey Vargas Already Back To Work, Hopes For Quick Return Photos: Jean Pascal, Steve Bosse - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: I'd Rather Lose Than Use PEDs To Win Toka Kahn Clary vs. Kid Galahad - IBF Eliminator Ordered Jazza Dickens vs. Martin Ward Rematch Off Due To Injury Dmitry Bivol: Fight Against Kovalev 'Most Likely' Will Happen Kalle Sauerland Talks WBSS Season 2 Draft, Usyk vs. Gassiev
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement