Feature | Feb 03 2018

‘If Chris Eubank over commits against George Groves, he’s in trouble’

Olympian light-heavyweight Joshua Buatsi has been sparring George Groves, and he reports that the super-middleweight world champion hits as hard as an elite cruiserweight
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George Groves poses with Fedor Chudinov  |  Action Images/Carl Recine

OLYMPIC bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi has travelled the country getting in top class sparring, including George Groves, as the WBA super-middleweight world champion prepares for his showdown with Chris Eubank Jr in Manchester later this month.

“I sparred Groves two weeks ago, I had two sessions with him. That was good and I’ve been sparring a lot with Lawrence [Okolie] and my key sparring partner Duane Sinclair. So I’ve been getting the rounds in,” Buatsi said.

“We did eight rounds [with Groves], two sets of eight, good sparring with Groves very competitive. Groves and Lawrence [a cruiserweight] are the hardest hitters I’ve ever been in with. Groves and Lawrence… They hit hard. That’s why I’m saying if Lawrence lands that right hand, I mean the fight is over. That’s it.”