Chris Eubank Jr's trainer admits he deserved criticism for George Groves defeat

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Chrid Eubank Jr's trainer, Ronnie Davies admits his man 'knows he didn't box well' in his World Super Series semi-final fight against George Groves back in February.

The fight between the two Brits finished with Groves winning the unanimous decision after a classy and controlled performance, however, according to his trainer, Eubank Jr has learned from his mistakes and improved because of it.

Davies claims boxing fans didn't witness Eubank Jr's full capabilities in the ring and insists they are well on the way to righting those wrongs in training.

“That wasn’t him last time, that wasn’t Eubank when he boxed Groves,” Davies told Boxing News. “He knows the reason for that. He should have boxed Groves and he ended up swinging wildly which is not his usual way of fighting and why he did that I’ll never know.

“He’s a brilliant boxer he just didn’t show it in his last fight, so we accept the criticism. He deserved to be criticised. He didn’t box Groves, he tried to fight him and he was wild.

“He didn’t box the correct fight the last time and he got beat it’s simple as that and that’s the way it is."

Having only lost once before to Billy Joe-Saunders, Eubank Jr was handed just his second career loss two months ago, which was hard for the Brit to take, however, he might still have a part to play in the super-middleweight series final.

George Groves v Chris Eubank JR: Super Middleweight Semi-Final - World Boxing Super Series

'Saint George' Groves suffered a dislocated shoulder in the twelfth round of the fight, meaning he is in a race against time to get fully fit for the final against Callum Smith.

After Kalle Sauerland said in an interview recently that Eubank Jr was first in line to potentially replace Groves, Davies welcomed the possibility.

“It’s good, obviously it’s very good for us” Davies added.

George Groves v Chris Eubank JR: Super Middleweight Semi-Final - World Boxing Super Series

“I feel sorry for George but it’s good for us. Eubank is lovely and fit and he’s been sparring regularly. He was straight back in the gym after the fight [with Groves].”

Whether the talented Callum Smith fights either Chris Eubank Jr or George Groves it is sure to be an entertaining and exciting finale to the Super Series.

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