Tony Bellew remains unmoved about his prediction for George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr fight


The upcoming semi-final World Boxing Super Series fight between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr is billed to be an even contest.

Both boxers have their own strengths - Groves with his powerful punching and Eubank Jr with his hand speed - and each have a point to prove.

Eubank Jr called Groves a 'fraud' after the latter called the former a social media 'gimmick', but Eubank Jr believes his opponent is just jealous of his following of fans.

He also made comments about Groves' trainer Shane McGuigan, claiming: "The only thing Shane McGuigan needs to worry about on Saturday is having that white towel ready."

Obviously McGuigan was annoyed about the matter, but says that Eubank Jr is, "...just putting pressure on himself."

The fight has most of the sport's elite and fans believing Eubank Jr will just about edge the fight. Manchester United stars have backed a Eubank Jr win as they got up close and personal with him at a recent training day in Manchester.

However, not everyone is in the same camp, with Tony Bellew backing up an early claim that Groves should be the man to triumph in the bout.

A fan tweeted that he thought he'd missed something with Eubank Jr, eluding perhaps he didn't believe in the prediction made by the boxer, but Bellew agreed that Eubank Jr could fight ably, before adding: "@TonyBellew ...I just believe this is George Groves fight to lose... he has everything in his favour!"

One backed Bellew, tweeting: "Totally agree. If groves gets that jab going it's only going one way!"

It seems Bellew isn't the only boxer either who thinks George Groves could be victorious if he gets his strategy right.

Old enemy Carl Froch warned Eubank Jr and the world that if Groves can get his right hand going, it could spell trouble for his opponent.

"Trust me, he can punch and even against a proper super-middleweight, he is big," Froch informed Sky Sports.

Froch has backed Eubank Jr to win, saying he is a "hard, hard kid,", but says that many have overlooked Groves' power, which his opposition has never really faced up against before.

George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr. - Press Conference

"Groves is actually not just a decent boxer but one who can punch. Hard."

So, with everyone leaning closer to Eubank Jr, it's almost worth hoping that Groves does a number on him.

Everyone loves an upset.

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