Thursday, February 15, 2018

George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr.

This Saturday, February 17th, British super middleweightsGeorge Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) and Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) will square off at the Manchester Arena in England. This marquee matchup headlines a six fight card promoted by Wilfried Sauerland of Team Sauerland Promotions, and is part of the World Boxing Super Series. Groves, the WBA Super World Super Middleweight Champion, has won four straight bouts since capturing his title on April 9, 2016. His most recent victory was a fourth round knockout of the previously undefeated, Jamie Cox, on October 14, 2017.

Eubank Jr., the defending International Boxing Organization World Super Middleweight Champion, has won eight straight bouts since suffering his first and only career loss to Billy Joe Saunders on November 29, 2014. His twentieth career knockout came on October 7, 2017, when he dropped Avni Yildirim in the third round of a scheduled twelve round contest.

The card also features the following bouts:

Ryan Walsh (22-2-1, 11 KOs) vs. Isaac Lowe (14-0-2, 5 KOs) - twelve rounds, featherweights (BBBofC British Featherweight Title)

Tommy Langford (19-1, 6 KOs) vs. Jack Arnfield (25-2, 6 KOs) - twelve rounds, middleweights (BBBofC British Middleweight Title)

Arfan Iqbal (12-0, 5 KOs) vs. Simon Vallily (12-1, 3 KOs) - ten rounds, cruiserweights (BBBofC English Cruiserweight Title)

Zach Parker (14-0, 10 KOs) vs. Adasat Rodriguez (16-6-2, 10 KOs) - ten rounds, super middleweights

Danny Craven (3-1, 1 KO) vs. Luther Clay (6-1, 3 KOs) - six rounds, welterweights

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