News | Feb 16 2018

Intensity mounts at George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr weigh in

John Dennen reports from the George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr weigh in
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George Groves & Chris Eubank Jr Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

ARE there universal truths to boxing? Does the good big man always beat the good small man? Can a fight as richly intriguing as tomorrow’s clash at the Manchester Arena possibly be so simple? Or will it be energy, youth and conditioning versus size, power and experience? The George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr weigh in today at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester served a reminder of the physical differences between the two men.

Groves is taller, wan perhaps at cutting down to make weight, but focused and clearly determined to defend his WBA super-middleweight crown.

Eubank as ever is in magnificent shape. He’s been eating up to the weight and, by the looks of him, has been training ferociously hard to challenge Groves. He stood on the scales, gloves over his fists and made 167.6lbs.