Eubank Jr Is Ready For George Groves – “He’s The Man To Beat In This Tournament”

Chris Eubank Jr will get back in action on October 7th against Avni Yildirim in Stuttgart, Germany.

The current IBO World super middleweight champion is expecting a tough fight even though Eubank Jr isn’t giving the Turk a lot of compliments.

“He’s a strong, rugged, tough come forward fighter. Not very skillful, not very technical, not very fast, but strong and willing to have a tear up and that can only make for a very exciting fight for the fans,” he said in an interview with My Sporting View.

But for Eubank Jr, the biggest fight in the tournament is obviously George Groves.

“There’s a lot of unknown fighters in the tournament. All I can go by is who I know and that is George Groves. He’s the man with the belt. He’s the man that has the profile,” told Eubank Jr.

The two fighters share a bit of history and aren’t really fans of each other. If both fighters get past the quarter-final stage next month, then fight fans will be in for a real treat.

“He’s been in big fights and we have a history. The fight fans want to see that fight, they have been asking for that fight for years. He is the man to beat in this tournament,” stated the IBO champion.

Eubank Jr also addressed the comments about him pulling out from big fights. Groves recently brought this up and in the past, it has been mentioned by fighters like Billy Joe Saunders and James DeGale.

“They need to talk about me to get any kind of publicity. ‘Who can we talk about, who is going to get the most hits online? Eubank.'”

He feels that it just doesn’t make any sense to pull out from big fights, especially if it’s for the WBA World super middleweight championship and a huge payday on top of that.

“It’s moronic to think that I would pass up a fight against George Groves in this tournament where there is so much money on the line, so much profile. They are just looking for a headline,” he commented.


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