Groves vs Eubank Jr

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  • Groves vs Eubank Jr
  • 27-3-0 26-1-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 17th February 2018
  • Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
  • WBA Super World Super Middleweight Championship
  • World Boxing Super Series Semi Final
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 29 age 28
  • 6' 0" / 182cm height 5' 11" / 180cm
  • 72" / 183cm reach 72.4" / 184cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • KO TKO UD UD KO < form KO UD TKO TKO TKO <
  • 27 wins 26
  • 0 by ko 0
  • 0% Ko% 0%
  • 3 Losses 1
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2008 Debut 2011
  • tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
  • WBA 2
  • WBC 2
  • WBO
  • IBF

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 2 years, 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 won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Chris Eubank Jr on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jamie Cox on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had beat Fedor Chudinov on 27th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Before that, he had won against Eduard Gutknecht on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

He had beat Martin Murray on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

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 defeated James DeGale on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by George Groves on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had won against Avni Yildirim on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.

He had defeated Arthur Abraham on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

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 2 years 5 months and 27 days ago, while Chris Eubank Jr's last outing had been 1 year 5 months and 21 days ago.

Groves' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 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.

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