Chris Eubank Jr. tells George Groves he’s the real number one seed, predicts ‘epic’ UK super-fight
As George Groves cemented his place in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series with a ruthless body shot to the right-side of Jamie Cox’s kidney, Chris Eubank Jr. was ringside alongside father, aka, English to witness the victory.
The pair will now meet in January or February with two world titles on the line.
Labelled as the Battle of Britain, Groves and Eubank Jr. went face-to-face at Wembley Arena as Gabriel Clarke of ITV Box Office asked the latter his thoughts on the win and their future encounter.
“It was a good fight. He did what he had to do to win (and there’s) not too many cuts and bruises so we’re on for January and I’m excited,” said Eubank Jr.
“He did what he had to do (and) it was a nice little body shot. Jamie Cox, respect to him. He came out here and put on a hell of a show. Groves, like I said, just that little bit more experienced and timed his shots right and now we have got the super-fight for the fans and that’s what we want.”
On the sparring sessions they shared in the past, Eubank added: “Listen, sparring is training and that’s history. What matters is what’s going to happen in January.
“As far as I am concerned I’m the number one seed, I am the champion (Clarke corrected Eubank stating Groves was actually the tournament top seed). Well in my mind, I am the number one seed and I am going to go in there and show everybody where my confidence comes from, just watch.
“Not in a professional ring now but in sparring, I have and I know what has happened in those instances (with Groves). But like I said, that’s in the past now and we have an opportunity here to put on a mega-fight, put our belts on the line for the Muhammad Ali Trophy and I can’t wait.
“It’s going to be epic,” stated the Brighton man.