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George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr prize money revealed

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The clash between WBA and IBO Super Middleweight champions George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr is just a few days away and it is expected to be one of the biggest British fights this year.

According to Boxing News and Views, the initial prize money for this semi-final is estimated to be £3 million as a guaranteed purse to be split down the middle for both fighters, no matter what the result.

Due to the sheer size and magnitude of the fight, sponsorships and the coverage of the fight will also bring in more money for these two, star-studded fighters.

The estimated prize money pot for the final is even larger and at an estimated £6.5 million with the winner of the bout earning £4.3 million of the winnings.

This prize money will be fought for between the winner of Eubank Jr and Groves and the winner of the other semi-final between Brit Callum Smith and German Juergen Braehmer next week.

The overall winner of the World Boxing Super Series is expected to pocket just under £20 million in prize money, boosting their career substantially, not just in terms of being the inaugural champion, but also financially.

Therefore, especially as this is the first series of this new boxing format, the prize money involved makes it well worth it for these super-middleweight fighters.

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr. - Press Conference

Groves, who has lost three times in his career, twice to Carl Froch and once to Badou Jack, is very confident he will be victorious in the semi-final fight, despite being the slight underdog.

In contrast, Eubank Jr lost his unbeaten record to Billy Joe Saunders in late 2014 and might be the favourite to be crowned the eventual winner of the series but even if he gets through this fight against Groves, Callum Smith has potential to cause even stiffer competition in the final if he progresses.

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