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GRoves is 11/8 with sky Bet to win that’s a great price
I don’t really have an emotional investment in this fight tbh mate, or any fighter nowadays really. I don’t even know why I watch the sport anymore truth be told as there’s nobody that excites me.
I just feel that Eubank lacks the technical ability and Ring IQ to beat a fighter like George. I don’t rate Groves especially highly, but he has a genuinely world class jab, punching power and a significant size advantage. Unlike most, I don’t feel that size advantage will be a significant factor though. Despite him being unproven in this area, I feel like Eubank will be the more durable fighter and be fitter too.
Eubank definitely has a good chance of winning this one via two methods; a) a late stoppage, or b) a 7-5 points decision after shipping a lot of punishment early but imposing his will and determination on George. Groves marks up very badly and I think this creates the illusion that he’s in more danger than he really is. He definitely can be got to though, from both a durability and fitness point of view.
Eubank’s punching power certainly isn’t world class and I can’t see him taking Groves out with one shot though. I also don’t think he’ll throw as many shots in the opening half of the fight as most people expect, and I think this will be down to the following 3 reasons; a) Groves jab will keep him off balance. It’s the first world class jab he’s faced and it’s coming from a bigger man who knows how to control distance. B) he has only ever thrown a crazy amount of shots against guys who are stood in front of him. The one guy he’s faced who showed the slightest bit of lateral movement reduced his work rate to being pretty average. C) He’ll, imo, have the game plan of trying to take George out late and will make a conscious effort to save some in the tank for late on.
George will absolutely dominate the first half of this fight but I don’t believe he’ll take Christopher out early. Eubank will prove to be a very, very stubborn fighter imo. I’m basing that off what he’s said in interviews, his old man and just the way he comes across. He gives off an aura that he’s willing to pay whatever price necessary in order to obtain victory and I sincerely believe him when he says it. I just don’t think he’ll have the technical ability or the ring intelligence required to impose his undoubted will upon George. He’ll force Groves into a dark place and will have moments late in the fight, but I anticipate he’ll lose an 8-4 type decision.
Bookmarked for Sunday.
You're in good company, man @Boxalot
Right there with Jada and the transgender.
I like me some Fire too bruh, but this is Stevens.
Currently on the train home from work mate just before hitting the gym. Most probably not the best time to click on that link. The poor old lady next to me is already weirded out by the toenails and penis adds on this site as it is!
Will view later.
Punching with good power there.
Can still get 6/4 and better. At one point he was 19/10 with Marathon bet.
Any other posters going to this ?
I'm looking for a decent pub to watch this in London...sound on, not to many d*ckheads.
Anyone got any recommends?
yeah i'm off with 3 mates, got great seats in tier 1, cannot wait.
Hoping Snr reverts back to the classic jodhpurs and monocle combo of 1991.
I nearly lost my shit when I met him at his book signing in Waterstones Leeds 2003, so to see him prowl around a boxing ring during the intros will be a dream come true.
This is the Christopher Livingstone Eubank Snr show, who gives a fuck about the actual fight between these two bums
I'm not the biggest Eubank fan to be honest. He comes out with far to much sh*t for me.
I just want another classic all British Super Middleweight fight.
Yes sir, really can’t wait for this. The undercard is fantastic too. I know Ryan Walsh is looking forward to experiencing all the WBSS production and whatnot.
Where in London will you be roughly ?
Fire up the VPN's
I see a comprehensive win for Saint George.
Eubank is very one dimensional, not fundamentally sound enough to negative Georges jab and too game for his own good, he could go down in the fight. Groves is a big guy and he can punch. Does Eubank carry any sort of real power? I dont know if he does.
Anyway, I look forward to the fight. Eubank has better stamina and is a brave, tough guy - certainly as tough if not tougher, mentally than Groves. I just cant see Groves swallowing again, I see him putting a hurting on Eubank. for the most part. I just worry for him late in fights.
Awful padwork from Eubank there.
Groves padwork flawless.
Not sure if I even need to watch the fight, can see who's going to win just watching their padwork.