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Anthony Joshua’s prediction ahead of Chris Eubank Jr's clash with George Groves

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George Groves finished Saturday night’s clash with Jamie Cox on top as he defended his WBA Super world title in the World Boxing Super Series quarter-final.

It only took four rounds before The Saint was crowned the victor after a right hook to the body was enough to defend his title for the first time.

It wasn’t completely one-sided for the 29-year-old, who did find himself on the back foot at times during the opening two rounds, but ultimately managed to do enough to book himself a place in the Super Series semi-final.

The next round will see an all-British mega fight as Groves will go head-to-head with Chris Eubank Jr, who is hoping to prove he should have been the No.1 seed for the tournament.

The pair will meet in a fight that will prove to be a mouth-watering and at this early stage, many fans and pundits are torn over who will win.

However, IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua thinks that Eubank Jr can do enough to overturn Groves and book himself a place in the final:

“I think Eubank Jr is a bit too much right now,” Joshua told talkSPORT.

“He’s got speed, he’s looking hot, he’s hot property.

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“I like Groves, calculated and he can punch but that speed, that engine can’t be denied, it just can’t be denied right now.

“So good luck to Groves, good luck to Eubank but if I had to pick I’d probably go with Eubank because on past performances, he’s looked like he’s really developed and he’s confident.

"He’s got his father in his corner whose an ex-fighter whose given him that confidence, it’s in the bloodline so it’ll be interesting.”

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Joshua’s backing may give Eubank Jr that extra bit of confidence going into the fight however, it’s all down to him as to whether he can come out of the other end on top.

You can watch the full AJ interview below or skip to 22:45 to hear his views on Eubank Jr and Groves:

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