Chris Eubank Jr believes he has nothing to fear as he prepares for a semi-final showdown with either George Groves or Jamie Cox in the World Boxing Super Series.
Groves and Cox will face off this weekend at the Wembley Arena, with the winner meeting Eubank Jr in the semi-final.
Last weekend, Eubank Jr defeated Avni Yildirim in impressive style to book his place in the semis.
Eubank has been speaking about his potential opponents:
“Jamie Cox is not a fighter I’m particularly interested in, Obviously, if he was to go in there and batter George that might change but for right now, it’s George Groves I’m interested in,” he said, as per Boxing News Online.
“We have the past history and it’s a fight that’s been building and building. I want him to come through so we can give the fans the fight they’ve been asking for so long.”
Eubank spoke further on Groves, after ‘Saint George’ commented that he believed the 28-year-old would come unstuck against Yildirim before their fight last week.
He added: “George Groves to me is not really the most interesting person to listen to. I don’t concern myself with what other fighters say about me and I never have. Groves is the man to beat in this tournament [because] he has that belt, he as the name and he has the big fights under his belt.”
Those fights include his two stoppage losses to Carl Froch, which Eubank believes took something out of Groves:
“The Froch knockout definitely took something out of him, for sure, With those kind of bad knockouts it can effect a fighter mentally.
“They start to have doubts and worries and whatever else but I’m not really focusing on that, I’m not counting on that.
“He’s coming into this tournament expecting to win, and this is his chance to solidify his legacy and make up for those losses against Froch. So I’m preparing myself for the best George Groves we’ve ever seen.”
The winner could face undefeated Callum Smith, providing he wins his semi-final, in the final in early 2018.