The days before they go into the ring does things to boxers.
According to his ex Josie Harris, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather used to set out a seating chart to sort out seating arrangements for his entourage, eat up to six steaks after the second weigh-in, and shadow box in front of the mirror.
Manny Pacquiao used to smile and take selfies with the fans and then go and eat chicken adobo and conduct bible studies with his inner circle in his hotel room before he went on a walk to get himself mentally ready.
George Groves, it seems, lobs verbal grenades aimed at unsettling his opponent, in this case Chris Eubank Jr.
Following the weigh-in on Friday, the London fighter used his official Twitter account to tell the watching world that he noticed Eubank's jaw had developed a nervous twitch.
“Weigh in complete, last time I got to see Jr before we exchange blows. Enjoyed our face off, poor @ChrisEubankJr couldn’t control the nervous twitch in his jaw 👍🏼 Photo credit to @DickiePelham,” Groves said.
Now, of course this could just be Groves' method of unsettling Groves just 24 hours before the fight, but it could also prove that maybe the boxer isn't as confident as he makes out.
Eubank Jr has already revealed what he said to Groves during the weigh-in, claiming his opponent wasn't ready, and he wore glasses to try and prevent his eyes from being on show.
It’s not the first time Groves has said something similar about Eubank Jr, however.
A few weeks ago he was critical of how the Hove-based fighter was preparing for the fight when a video emerged of him beating up his sparring partner.
Like any boxing fight, the war of words have been ferocious, but now Saturday is upon us, it's time to stop the talking, and start the fighting.
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