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Who won Groves vs Eubank Jr?
George Groves beat Chris Eubank Jr by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th February 2018 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner George Groves.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This was a semi final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the WBA super middleweight championship of the world.
Groves vs Eubank Jr stats
George Groves stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Chris Eubank Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Groves and Eubank Jr have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
George Groves was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Groves had a height advantage of 1 inch over Eubank Jr. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both George Groves & Chris Eubank Jr fought out of an orthodox stance.
Groves was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Eubank Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 168 to Eubank Jr's 201.
Chris Eubank Jr was ranked number 2 by the WBA and 2 by the WBC in the 168lb division.
Groves vs Eubank Jr form
Groves had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Eduard Gutknecht on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Martin Murray on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat David Brophy on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Andrea Di Luisa on 30th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Copper Box Arena, London.
He had been beaten by Badou Jack on 12th September 2015 by split decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Eubank Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Marcus Morrison on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Matt Korobov on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Interim World Middleweight and WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated James DeGale on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Hehad lost to George Groves on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chris Eubank Jr had been fighting more than George Groves.
Going to this contest, George Groves had last fought 4 years, 11 months and 1 day ago, while Chris Eubank Jr's last outing had been 5 months and 18 days ago.
Groves' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Groves vs Eubank Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Groves vs Eubank Jr?
Groves vs Eubank Jr was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK.
What were the odds on Groves vs Eubank Jr?
George Groves was a 34/25 (+136) underdog going into the contest, while Chris Eubank Jr made his way into the ring at 59/100 (-169) with oddsmakers.