News | Feb 14 2018

George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr – a matter of desire

John Dennen is in Manchester for the George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr press conference
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George Groves & Chris Eubank Jr Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

GEORGE GROVES and Chris Eubank Jr held their last press conference ahead of their showdown on Saturday (February 17) at the Manchester Arena.

Throughout the build up the two combatants have been jostling for a mental edge. To Groves, the WBA super-middleweight champion, Eubank has been foolish, naïve almost, to believe he could compete at this level without a more orthodox training set up. To Eubank, whose self-belief has at times seemed otherworldly, Groves is nervous, unfocused and not ready to answer the storm that waits for him at the arena.

At their press conference on Wednesday (February 14), Valentine’s Day, the two fighters continued to trade barbs.