Former WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla has provided his verdict on the upcoming fight between Chris Eubank Jr and George Groves this Saturday night.
This all-British clash will determine the first finalist in the super-middleweight World Boxing Super Series meanwhile their WBA (Groves) and IBO (Eubank Jr) titles will also be on the line.
It's one of the most interesting boxing matches so far this year, with specialists and bookies finding it particularly hard to separate the two contenders.
Groves and Eubank Jr have previously faced each other in a sparring session but that won't count for much when the first bell rings at the Manchester Arena in front of 20,000 people.
Anthony Crolla, former WBA 135lb champion and a Mancunian himself, will be amongst those watching on and is just giving Eubank the edge.
“Honestly, that is so tough. I’ve changed my mind around five times,” Crolla explained during an interview with the Daily Star.
“I’ve got a lot of interest in it because a good friend of mine, Callum Smith, is in the other semi-final and I fancy him to come through and fight the winner of them in the final.
“At the minute, I’m with Eubank Jr but it’s such a 50/50 fight.
“Groves mentioned it in the press conference and I do know what he’s saying in that I can’t understand why people are making him (Eubank) favourite.
“If you look at who he (Eubank) has been in with, his wins, I just think – as I’m saying this now I think Groves could win on points.
“Eubank Jr is on a really good run of form lately and I think George is a huge puncher but I feel like Eubank has inherited his dad’s chin.
“The one thing you have got to say about Eubank Jr, people take a bit of a dislike to him on social media but you have got to give him credit for one thing – he trains unbelievably hard.
“He has got some engine on him.
“I just think, can Groves keep him off for the whole fight? And that makes me lean towards Eubank to win in the second half of the fight.
“It’s such a tough fight to call, I might change my mind a few times before the fight but I think Eubank Jr I’m just going with.”
The bookies are also backing up Crolla's thinking by offering odds of 8/15 for Eubank Jr and 6/4 for Groves.News Now - Sport News