Feature | Nov 28 2017

EXCLUSIVE Chris Eubank Jr: ‘How is George Groves going to survive the onslaught coming his way?’

Chris Eubank Jr tells John Dennen that George Groves did not bother him
Chris Eubank Jr
George Groves & Chris Eubank Jr Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Matthew Childs

AFTER a testy press conference on Tuesday, speaking to Boxing News, Chris Eubank Jr insisted that George Groves didn’t manage to rile even, even when he declared Junior was facing a “pivotal moment” in his relationship with his father, famous former world champion Chris Eubank.

“It doesn’t bother me. If anything I’m happy. I’m happy that he’s focusing on things he shouldn’t be focusing on. Him talking about my father and thinking about my father and thinking about our relationship, where’s that getting him? What’s that going to do to help him beat me? Nothing. The only thing he should be thinking about it is: ‘How in the world am I going to survive the onslaught that’s coming my way?’” Eubank Jr told Boxing News.

Their February 17 fight at the Manchester Arena is dividing opinion. Some point to Eubank’s workrate and conditioning, others to Groves’ technique and ringcraft. Surprisingly Eubank insists Groves, the WBA super-middleweight world champion, will be a straight-forward fight.