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Eubank Jr. and Groves come face-to-face..

Chris Eubank Jr. had a chilling 13-word message for Groves' trainer in final face-to-face

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British boxing is set more a very intriguing instalment on Saturday night, as Chris Eubank Jr. takes on George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final.

The two are vying to be recognised as the finest super-middleweight in the game, with Groves currently carrying the WBA super-middleweight belt.

The winner of the bout will face either Callum Smith or Jurgen Braehmer in the final, with those two meeting the following weekend on February 24.

A lot of the talk prior to Eubank v Groves has centred around Eubank Sr's. comments on social media.

The former British fighter has been constantly relaying to boxing fans that Groves' camp need to be vigilant to avoid serious injury from his son, using Nick Blackwell's serious injury as an example - one which certainly did not go down well.

However, Eubank Jr. has once again added fuel to that particular fire with his comment to Groves' trainer Shane McGuigan at Wednesday's press conference.

As the two fighters came face-to-face, Eubank turned and said: "All you have to worry about is having that white towel to hand."

Now, it appears he, like his father, is suggesting that Groves' camp need to be aware of protecting their fighter, as the referee may not be good enough to prevent him from getting seriously hurt.

"There is nothing George can do to stop me proving myself the best super-middleweight in the world," Eubank continued.

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr. - Press Conference

"This will come down to who wants it most and I don’t believe George is willing to give absolutely everything to win."

Some top-quality trash talk.

However, Groves certainly didn't leave the press conference without giving as good as he got, claiming that Eubank Jr. will not be one of his hardest fights in his career.

GROVES FIRES BACK

"I have been involved in some big fights, I have learned a lot along the way," he said.

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr. - Press Conference

"This for me, although it's a tremendous turnout, is not my biggest fight. It’s a meaningful fight, a fight I've got to pay attention to."

He added: "I'm not expecting easy night but it'll far easier than previous fights... (against James) Degale, the two (Carl) Froch fights, (Badou) Jack, (Fedor) Chudinov.

Eubank then fired back, claiming: "Either he believes that and he underestimates me... or he's lying and he's a fraud. Both play into my favour."

All we know is, we cannot wait for Saturday night.

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