17th February, Manchester Arena, the WBSS continues with George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. The British public has been desperately waiting for the fight to ensue after they both scored knockout victories in the quarterfinals. The WBA and IBO titles on the line with the winner advancing to the WBSS final to meet either Callum Smith or Juergen Braehmer.
Each man has been trying to prove they are the better fighter through trash talk. The exciting format of the WBSS has showcased both pointing out each other's weaknesses and oozing their confidence to claim victory.
Expect the heat to continue on fight week as the battle of Britain features two of the best super middleweights eager to sell themselves as the winner. The true nature of the fight is 50/50 and hard to call with most social media polls resulting without a clear winner. Groves’ world level experience with Froch and Jack against Eubank Jr’s famous work rate. Their last performances both against pressure fighters and they both dealt with the situation in their own unique way.
Eubank Jr. a natural middleweight moved up to challenge for the IBO title last year and has defended it twice in some of his best performances yet as a professional. Since losing to Billy Joe Saunders in 2014, some of the British public and George Groves himself believe Jr. has never faced anyone at this level.
Groves had a rocky start to win a world title, first losing to Carl Froch twice and then to Badou Jack, he began a road to recovery with Shane McGuigan and has had a six-fight winning streak with only two of them going the distance. In his fourth world title attempt at Bramall Lane, he showed a level above Fedor Chudinov and claimed his gold with old rival Froch even applauding.
Their path on the WBSS led them to meet each other in what could be a fight of the year contender. Two prime athletes who can trade and move, who’s chin will switch off first?
I’ve got my pick, who’s yours?