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George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr.

Tony Bellew knows exactly what will happen when George Groves finally fights Chris Eubank Jr

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George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr are about to engage in one of the hottest domestic fights in recent memory.

Groves will put his WBA (Super) super-middleweight title on the line while Eubank Jr will bring his IBO super-middleweight title to the dance, all while both men are vying to make it to the final of the super middleweight World Boxing Super Series.

Groves finally became a world champion at the fourth time of asking and has suffered three losses in his career - but all to real, top calibre talents.

Eubank Jr has only lost once in his career and that was to Billy Joe Saunders before he became the WBO middleweight champion of the world.

However, he has been widely criticised for sitting back while his dad does a lot of talking and walking away from a bout with Gennady Golovkin, opting for a seemingly easier path to a world title at eight pounds heavier.

Picking a winner between these two evenly matched fighters - who both have 20 knockout victories on their CV and there is only one year in age between them - is a really tough task, but it's got the boxing world talking.

One man who also has an all-British showdown of his own on the horizon is Tony Bellew as he takes on David Haye in their delayed rematch in May.

Former cruiserweight champion of the world Bellew tends to keep his finger on the pulse of British boxing and he has made his pick for this intriguing fight.

And Bellew isn't the only one who thinks Groves will come out on top.

Former WBO world middleweight champion Andy Lee has sparred Groves more times than he cares to remember and has watched Saint Geroge spar Eubank Jr enough to have a good idea of what will happen when the super-middleweights clash in Manchester

“I think George will win the fight,” Lee told Boxing News. “The only question is, can he stay disciplined, stick to the game plan and not get drawn into a fight when he gets challenged?

George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. Press Conference

“When someone challenges him, as a fighter, he likes to stand up to it and fight back. He rises to it in a macho sense. George, in this fight, will need to be disciplined in those moments and not engage Eubank in that bravado. If he gets into a tear-up, he plays into Eubank’s hands.

“George needs to use the jab and dictate the distance. If he can do that, I think he will win the fight.”

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