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George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr predictions, betting tips & fight preview: Eubank Jr to win battle of British stars

Leigh Copson 19 Jan 2018
  • George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr takes place on Saturday, February 17
  • Get free predictions & betting tips for the World Boxing Super Series fight
George Groves (L) & Chris Eubank Jnr (R) fight on February 17 (credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr predictions for this world title fight on Saturday, February 17. Who will win this massive world title fight and book their place in the final of the World Boxing Super Series? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Predictions


George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Betting Tips Explained


The first round of the World Boxing Super Series may not have captured the imagination of fight fans, but the semi-finals of the super-middleweight tournament will witness one of the biggest domestic scraps of the year as world champions George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr go head-to-head in Manchester on February 17. But who will come out on top?

Groves has enjoyed a serious upturn in fortunes since linking up with trainer Shane McGuigan. The ‘Saint’ needed to change something after three failed attempts to become a world champion, and his partnership with McGuigan has proved to be a match made in heaven because it has breathed new life into the 29-year-old’s career.

He has gone 6-0 since linking up with the son of legendary boxer Barry, and of course the highlight so far was when he stopped Fedor Chudinov in round six to become WBA super-middleweight champion of the world last May. Groves enjoyed a successful first defence as he rolled over Jamie Cox inside four rounds in the opening round of the World Boxing Super Series, but he now faces a huge step up in quality as he prepares to face Eubank Jr in the semi-finals.

Eubank Jr has rebounded from his first career defeat at the hands of Billy Joe Saunders in November 2014 by embarking on an eight-fight win streak that has propelled him up the super-middleweight ladder. 2017 was a banner year for the 28-year-old has he became IBO super-middleweight champion before beating the legendary Arthur Abraham, and his final outing saw him take out Avni Yildirim inside three rounds to advance in this World Boxing Super Series.

It has to be said that Eubank Jr is at the top of his game right now, but so is Groves and that is what makes this fight so intriguing. There is no better time for these two men to share a ring, but the question is who will leave as world champion and go on to fight in the final of the World Boxing Super Series?

The bookies have installed Eubank Jr as the odds-on favourite for this bout and I believe they have got this right. Groves’ best chance of winning is to keep his distance and try to out-box Eubank Jr, but the one major cloud that has hung over the ‘Saint’ throughout his career has been questions about his cardio. Groves has a tendency to tire and slowdown in the second half of the fight. That will be a massive problem against a talented and extremely fit Eubank Jr, who is able to work at a ferocious pace for 12 rounds.

Groves may start well, but as the fight wears on I expect Eubank Jr to take control and in the latter rounds I expect him to unleash his knockout power once again to add the WBA belt to his IBO crown.

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Tale Of The Tape

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Stats

George GrovesTale Of The TapeChris Eubank Jr
30Fights27
27 (20 KOs)Wins26 (20 KOs)
3Losses1
67%KO%74%
5' 11.5"Height5' 11"
72"Reach72.5"
29Age28
OrthodoxStanceOrthodox

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Predictions




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