The highly anticipated super-middleweight contest between Chris Eubank Jr. and George Groves is finally here.
The two will clash in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final at the Manchester Arena tonight, with two belts and a £20million prize money up for grabs.
Eubank Jr is searching for his first win over an elite fighter and places his IBO belt on the line against four-time world title challenger Groves, who possesses the WBA (Super) title.
The two have a history of sparring each other few years ago, which seems to give confidence to both of them.
People who watched the sparring session are left with mixed feelings, but it's yet to be seen which one has developed more since then.
Eubank Jr and Groves produced a fiery build-up to their fight, with both men questioning the other’s level and ability to win.
In his last interview before tonight’s semi-final, Chris Eubank Jr was asked whether he is experiencing any nerves before one of the most important fights in his career.
Pre-fight nerves are normal, especially before such an evenly matched clash. However, Eubank Jr tried to convince the audience that he is calm and has no doubt in his mind that the belts and place in the final are going his way.
See a video from the interview below.
The World Boxing Super Series offered the question to fans ahead of the fight: "Do you think Chris Eubank Jr looked nervous?"
Although Chris tried hard to look confident and calm, he seems to have caused the opposite feeling in the fans' eyes.
Many felt he lost the mind games, and although he claimed not being nervous, 'Saint George' looked the more focused and motivated fighter.
One thing is for sure - a victory can put the winner back among the boxing's very best, and the loser would have to revive his career afterwards.News Now - Sport News