Next fight of George Groves is not determined yet.
WBA super middleweight champion George Groves says he would be forced to get operation on his left shoulder, which he injured in the final 12th round in a duel against Chris Eubank Jr. on February 17 in Manchester. Thus, the final of World Boxing Super Series at the super middleweight will be postponed until July. Initially, Groves and Callum Smith, the second finalist, were due to meet on June 2 in London.
British Callum Smith praised George Groves, who went to the finals of the World Boxing Super Series, defeating Chris Eubank Jr. Smith can meet Groves in WBSS final if he can defeat Jurgen Brahmer on February 24 in Germany.
According to CompuBox, the fight between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. proved to be very close and even. In each of the 12 rounds, the difference in the number of landed punches did not exceed 6 blows. At the same time, Groves was slightly more accurate in power punches, reaching 37.7% of the thrown blows against 21.2% of Eubank.
In the main event of the evening in Manchester George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) got a unanimous decision win over Chris Eubank Jr. (26-2, 20 KOs) in the first semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series, and defended his WBA title in the super middleweights. The judges scores were 117-112, 116-112, 115-113. Now on June 2 in London Groves will meet with the winner of the pair Callum Smith - Juergen Braehmer, who will meet on February 24 in Germany.
A live broadcast of the boxing evening in Manchester at MEN Arena, in the main event of which WBA super middleweight champion George Groves will face Chris Eubank Jr. in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series. In the UK, the fight will take place in a paid broadcast on the ITV Box Office.