Opinion | Feb 18 2018

George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr: What happens next?

George Groves' shoulder injury could rule him out of the WBSS final, while Chris Eubank Jr is advised to "move back down to middleweight" or "retire", writes Elliot Worsell
George Groves
George Groves  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

Chris Eubank Jr was supposed to be a one-man riot and the jab of George Groves was meant to be the police baton.

That’s what I visualised and wrote beforehand, before the two met at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night (February 17), and before we knew which of these super-middleweights would advance to the final of the World Boxing Super Series tournament.

But now we know. We know Eubank Jr was less of a one-man riot and more of a strongly-worded email and that the need for any kind of reprimand on Groves’ behalf was minimal. No baton, no pepper spray, he merely skim-read the email, rolled his eyes, and sent it flying towards the trash can.


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