News | Feb 18 2018

Chris Eubank Jr: ‘I felt I did enough in the later rounds to nick it’

Chris Eubank Jr reflects on his points defeat to George Groves, John Dennen reports from Manchester
Chris Eubank Jr
World Boxing Super Series Semi Final - George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr - WBA & IBO World Super-Middleweight Titles  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

A bruised, bloodied Chris Eubank Jr appeared chastened, to a qualified degree, after suffering a unanimous points loss to George Groves at the Manchester Arena.

“Of course I’m disappointed. This is boxing. You don’t always get things your own way. It was a great fight. I felt I did enough in the later rounds to nick it. But George had the right gameplan. He performed,” Eubank conceded. “So full credit to him.”

Eubank couldn’t ignore Groves’ talents as a boxer but did point to Groves’ greater size (Eubank is a natural middleweight) and the cut Eubank suffered early on in the fight.