George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr
The World Boxing Super Series semi-final bout between George Groves’ WBA super-middleweight title defense against Chris Eubank Jr will take place at the Manchester Arena on 17 February according to a source inside Comosa, Event Promoter. The London native got his wish as he wanted this fight to take place at a football stadium.
3KingsBoxing.Com reported last week that Manchester Arena or the O2 Arena were the two choices [link below]. It will be the first time Groves has boxed at the Manchester Arena since his controversial 2013 loss to Carl Froch. It will be the first meeting between Groves and Brighton’s Eubank.
Groves beat Jamie Cox in his first title defense, in the Super Series quarter-final at Wembley Arena last month, with Eubank beating Turkey’s Avni Yildirim in Germany.
A third Briton, Callum Smith, fights Germany’s Jurgen Brahmer in the other semi-final, with a date and location yet to be decided. An announcement on that bout is expected soon according to event organizer Kalle Sauerland.
By: Chris Henderson