George Groves cemented his place into the semi-finals as a ruthless body shot to the right-side of Jamie Cox’s kidney ended the contest in the fourth round.
Chris Eubank Jr. was ringside alongside father, aka, English to witness the victory and was welcomed to the ring as he summoned Groves and his world title strap.
Labelled as the Battle of Britain, Groves and IBO holder Eubank Jr will meet around late January or February time to determine who makes the final of the World Boxing Super Series.
ITV’s Gabriel Clarke began to ask Groves his view on a semi-final clash with Eubank as the pair went eyeball-to-eyeball in the centre of the ring at the SSE Arena.
“The fans can enjoy it, but Eubank (and I) we’ve shared a ring enough times. He’s been one of my sparring partners over the years so he knows what I am all about (and) I know what Chris is about,” said Groves.
“I made a big factor of the size leading up to this (fight with Jamie Cox) I feel that Jamie is a world-class middleweight, but he wasn’t going to beat me at super middleweight. The same can now be said for Chris Eubank, he’s just not big enough.
“I’ve been doing this long enough now so I know how to peak and how to rest. It wasn’t too difficult tonight, it wasn’t too tough. I’m am still feeling fresh and ready to go (against Eubank Jr.) in January.
“We’ve had a couple of massive (UK) super-middleweight fights which I have fortunately been part of (against Carl Froch), but this is going to be a great fight.
“I think the fans are going to love it. Eubank to his credit has always been all action but he’s never boxed anyone like me. He’s got momentum, but not quite the form.
“The momentum will put him in a confident frame of mind, but we (Shane McGuigan and I) know how to deal with that,” stated Groves.