Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
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George Groves claims unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

George Groves claims unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

By that stage, Groves - now with a professional record of 28 wins and three defeats - had built up a handy lead over Eubank (26-2), whose pre-fight promises to outlast his fellow Englishman were undermined by a brawling approach nearly entirely devoid of nuance against a skill technician.

Groves, who has fought in more big fights, used distance wisely to pick and choose his moments.

Eubank suffered his second defeat in 28 fights.

Credit to Eubank though for fighting tough from start to end.

The theory that Groves, as the natural super middleweight, would tire later on was being disproved as it was Eubank Jr using the ropes to catch his breath.

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A cut sustained above Eubank's right eye only made things worse for the 26-1 fighter, with the blood pouting from the wound causing him problems throughout the rest of the fight.

He stuck in there, he did what he had to do, I was catching him with a lot of shots and he didn't give up.

Groves was keeping his cool brilliantly though and would wrap Eubank Jr up when he could to halt the storm. In an instant Groves is on him, but he can not find the finish as Eubank Jr regains his senses and takes a breather in the clinch.

Groves came through a fully of punches in the final round, going toe-to-toe with Eubank, and he nearly escaped unscathed.

Groves comes into the event as the bigger man, the current champion, and with the experience behind him which should mean he enters the ring full of confidence.

Hit them he did, and Eubank Jr was dangerously close to being stopped before the tenth round bell saved him.

The final round came and Eubank Jr needed a knockout, which suited his tactics perfectly.

"Junior" has he is known is yet to realise his frightening potential but he sees this as the night he finally steps out of his father's shadow, and a knock-out win over the seasoned Groves would be the undoubted high point of his career to date.

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