MARTIN MURRAY knows exactly what it’s like to step up from middleweight to fight 168lbs to fight George Groves. In 2016 Murray lost a decision to the now WBA super-middleweight world champion. He will be an interested observer when Chris Eubank Jr fights Groves on February 17 in their World Boxing Super Series semi-final.
“I think it’s going to be a good fight. I’m really looking forward to it. And I don’t watch much boxing, except when I’m fighting. But I’m picking Groves points,” Murray said.
“I see him beating Eubank. Eubank’s got a good chin. But he’s not fought anybody with Groves’ power. He’s got a good engine and he works fighters over. But only if they are fighters who allow that to happen. I think Groves is that little bit more classy. He’s fought at a better level. I think he can just completely outbox him, keep him at bay. Just win the rounds that way. Like I said, Eubank’s got a good chin. He’s got a good engine. The fight’s interesting. Everybody knows Groves fades. When he fades, if Eubank’s still there, who knows what can happen? But I’m picking Groves on points.