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.