George Groves beats Chris Eubank Jr. in thriller to reach WBSS final

George Groves Chris Eubank Jr


George Groves added the IBO super-middleweight title to his WBA version with a dogged performance against a game Chris Eubank Jr.

In a heated battle at Manchester Arena, both men traded fire with fire in a barnstorming bout.

Groves proved the most accurate of the two as Eubank swung widely at times, looking for a KO punch.

‘The Saint’ moved on to a World Boxing Super Series final date against either Callum Smith or Juergen Braehmer in the summer with a 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 verdict on the cards.

Eubank had much to prove against a bonafide 168 pounder but did it well enough to show there’s more to come from the son of a legend.

Stats from CompuBox outlined how the two fighters were matched up to each other in terms of guile during a war, which could definitely warrant a return once Eubank sorts out his corner issues.

Undercard results:

Ryan Walsh and Isaac Lowe fought out a three-way-split draw at Manchester Arena in a contest that fully deserves a second helping.

The pair battled tooth and nail for the coveted Lonsdale Belt but will need another twelve rounds following scores of 115-113, 114-116, and 115-115.

In the ITV Box Office opener, Zach Parker wasted no time taking out Adasat Rodriguez after softening his opponent up for the first round.

The next session saw Parker drop Rodriguez twice before Phil Edwards had seen enough and called a halt to proceedings.

In a six-round affair, Luther Clay out-pointed Danny Craven but was made to work for it.

In the end, Clay successfully made it to 7-1 courtesy of a 58-57 triumph with the third man in the ring.

Seb Eubank scored a successful pro debut in a delayed slot after being denied access to the arena.

The 26-year-old brother of headliner Chris struggled to get to his dressing room initially but eventually made it to the ring to get his career off and to run.