This weekend’s World Boxing Super Series fight is a big one, as George Groves and Chris Eubank. Jr. do battle in a major Super Middleweight semifinal.The World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight final is set, so now we move on to the Super Middleweight (168 lbs.) bracket. Saturday’s semifinal is a major one, as George Groves (27-3; 20 KOs) faces Chris Eubank, Jr. (26-1; 20 Kos).
Groves is the WBA champion and ranked #2 in the division by Ring Magazine; Eubank is just a bit below him at #4. Winner claims the WBA title and the first spot in the finals. The fight takes place this Saturday, February 17 in front of a packed crowd at the Manchester Arena in the UK.
How do they stack up?
Groves: 29 years old | 5’11” | 72″ reach | Orthodox Stance
Eubank: 28 years old | 5’11″ | 72″ reach | Orthodox Stance
What have they done recently?
Groves: Jamie Cox (KO) | W – Fedor Chudinov (TKO) | W – Eduard Gutknecht (UD)
Eubank: W – Avni Yildirim (KO) | W – Arthur Abraham (UD) | W – Renold Quinlan (TKO)
George Groves really rose to prominence with a controversial 2013 loss to Carl Froch. While that fight brought him much attention, it also marked the start of a rough patch where the previously undefeated Groves went 2-3. But he’s gone 6-0 since – not always against great opposition and not against anyone who is going to erase the memory of those losses to Froch and Badou Jack, but not all total hand-picked pushovers either.
Chris Eubank, Jr.
Chris Eubank, Jr. has just one lone loss on his record, as he fell to Billy Joe Saunders in 2014. The Hall of Famer’s son is 8-0 since included a dominant KO win in the WBSS quarterfinals against Avni Yildirim.
What to Expect for Odds for the Evening’s Events:
Sat 2/17 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, England
WBSS Semifinal – Super Middleweight 12 rounds –
Chris Eubank Jr -190 o10½ -105
George Groves +165 u10½ -115
Featherweight 12 rounds
Isaac Lowe -135
Ryan Walsh +115
Middleweight 12 rounds
Jack Arnfield +175
Tommy Langford -210
Cruiserweight 10 rounds
Simon Vallily +195
Arfan Iqbal -255
Super Middleweight 10 rounds
Adasat Rodriguez +1300
Zach Parker -2575
Where’s the Money?
Despite entering the contest as the underdog, online bettors are more inclined to side with London-born Groves.Hammersmith local Groves shades who punters are backing, accumulating 56% of all bets on the fight.Although more bettors are piling in on Groves, Eubank Jr is attracting the bigger stakes.
How to Watch
The main event is scheduled to begin Saturday, Feb 17that around 10pm, with ring walk outs believed to be around 9:40pm.The fight will be shown live on ITV Box Office for the price of £16.95, or alternatively you can listen live on talkSPORT for free.
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