Groves vs Eubank Jr Info
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 took place over 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 draws.
Chris Eubank Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 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 32 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 168 to Eubank Jr's 186.
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 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Martin Murray on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated David Brophy on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Andrea Di Luisa on 30th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Denis Douglin on 22nd November 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Eubank Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Avni Yildirim on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.
Previous to that, he had beat Arthur Abraham on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Renold Quinlan on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Olympia, London.
Before that, he had won against Tom Doran on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had defeated Nick Blackwell on 26th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
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 6 months and 26 days ago, while Chris Eubank Jr's last outing had been 3 years 3 months and 13 days ago.
Groves' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 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.