George Groves beat Chris Eubank Jr yesterday night in Manchester to reach the World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight final.
"Saint George" proved to be too good, too strong, and too technical and experienced for Chris Eubank Jr.
The bout was scored 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113 by the three judges and there was no doubt as to which man had been the superior fighter.
The Londoner, who went straight to hospital with what looked like a dislocated shoulder, fully deserved his unanumous points victory.
Groves managed to prove that the hype surrounding Eubank Jr – derived mostly from him and his father Chris Eubank Sr – was indeed unjustified.
Former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew was one of the people who predicted the fight's outcome right.
A few days before the semi-final, he said in an interview with Sky Sports: "I don't really believe the hype about Chris Eubank Jr.
“He's good on the inside, has very fast hands in there, but those little clips and montages show us that he is really just a fighter that stands there.
"George Groves is by far the better boxer of the two.
"If he lets him get up close and has a trade-off with Chris Eubank Jr, the youth and inside work will prevail, but I just don't think Groves is that stupid. He will box him, keeping on the end of the jab, and then impose his size and stature on him.
"A good big man always beats a good little man and we know Eubank's style and how to beat him. Groves on points in a thriller."
Being spot on with his prediction, Bellew gave his post-fight view on what he saw on the night.
"I have predicted exactly right," Bellew stated in his interview with Kugan Cassius of iFL TV.
Watch the first two minutes of the below video for Bellew's analysis.
"Once someone gets in front of Chris Eubank Jr, uses the jab, gives him a fight out range, he's lost.
"It was a boxer against a brawler tonight!
"Chris Eubank Jr is a brilliant fighter, but this ain't called fighting, it's called boxing. He got completely outclassed.
"Chris Eubank Jr needs to go down to middleweight, if he's gonna fulfill his potential. He needs a boxing coach, he needs educating on the game of boxing.
"George just dominated him, dictated the pace. He bossed him all night, there was just no other way for it."News Now - Sport News