News | May 09 2018

EXCLUSIVE Chris Eubank Jr ‘absolutely’ in running to replace George Groves, says Kalle Sauerland

'The tournament is bigger than any fighter.' Matt Christie reveals that as George Groves races against the clock, Chris Eubank Jr is the first choice to replace him in the World Boxing Super Series
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chris eubank jr  |  World Boxing Super Series

KALLE SAUERLAND today told Boxing News that Chris Eubank Jr is in the running to replace George Groves in the super-middleweight World Boxing Super Series final against Callum Smith, but no final decision had been made. What is certain, though, is that Sauerland won’t wait indefinitely for Groves to recover from his shoulder injury.

Groves defeated Eubank Jr in March yet dislocated his shoulder in the final round of their semi-final. Groves – who has been promoted by Sauerland Events for several years – has since been racing to get fit. June 2 was the proposed date for the final, but that has since been postponed as the promoters give Groves time to return to fighting shape.

“We’re working on solutions where Groves is fit, and where Groves is not fit,” Kalle told Boxing News. “We’re not going to postpone finals months because it goes against the whole principal of it. I’ve been there and done it, with the Super Six, so people can tell me what they like about finals.