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Post by wheelchair1991 on Tue 21 Nov 2017, 8:17 pm

So it's been set for February 17th at the Manchester Arena. No doubt this will be on ITV Box Office.

Will you pay? And who do you think wins?

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Post by Mr Bounce on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 10:08 am

It'll be interesting to see how Eubank reacts. It's his first "proper" headliner and it's for a world title belt. Groves has been there several times (although lost 3 times!!) and I think will be far more comfortable. For all Eubank's much-vaunted power, he's not knocked down any top-ranked opponents aside from his previous victim who was an unknown quantity.

It all depends whether Eubank's attitude is right. If he thinks he's walking through Groves, it could be a long night for him. Groves for all his faults is no mug and has only been knocked down by near on perfect shots. Eubank will need to bring his total A game and be utterly focussed. If he doesn't, Groves will enjoy this.

I won't pay for it, but I might be persuaded to watch it down the pub...

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Post by horizontalhero on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 11:39 am

Can't see the occassion getting to Eubank, the BJS fight and the last one in Germany was in front a decent size hostile crowd, and he handled that fine. And for all the bravado and BS form the Eubank camp, they won't under estimate Groves. Should be a good fight-Eubank brings athleticism and work rate against Groves skills and experience.

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Post by Happytravelling on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 11:45 pm

Horizontal, see it the same.

It's an interesting fight and should be good. But see the natural SMW power of groves being too much, in the end.

Eubank looked really good against the Turk. Caught him early and was relentless. But Groves is much better.

Murray said GGG was relentless and consistently punched hard, from all angles, but Groves punched harder. Murray is no softy.

I actually admire eubank for doing so we, despite his dad. He's developed better than I thought, given the pressure surrounding him, but he really could have done with getting away from the old man to develop better.

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Sat 25 Nov 2017, 2:31 pm

Sorry but that turk eubank beat was absolutely awful
Lacked even the basics watch the fight again that guy was pants it wont prep eubanks for the lecel groves is on.

I side with groves to won this eubanks looks very good against technically absent fighters and over the hill has beens like abraham. For me jnr is stepping in up again and we all know what happened last time.

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Post by horizontalhero on Sat 25 Nov 2017, 5:48 pm

last time he stepped up he lost majority decision,but i think he's much improved since then, and Groves can be vulnerable- I'm expecting a cracking fight.

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Post by compelling and rich on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 9:59 am

was going to look at getting tickets for this but im in london for the england v ireland game at twickenham. so probably wont be watching it either

got a feeling eubank will take this, he will need to up his game but he's younger and fresher and while only 29 groves seems a bit shop worn to me

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Post by Baby faced assassin on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 12:15 pm

Strangely enough I actually see this as a bit of a crossroads fight

While a loss doesn't necessarily end their career but itll be hard to come back from...let me explain

Groves has done fantastically to get back into world contention but there is always the stigma that he has never looked like Groves pre Froch
If he loses to Eubank that will be another big loss and it'll take a big bite out of his credibility that hes done so well to win back

For eubank he hasn't really had many big fights and has shown real improvements since his loss to BJS....but he is not as young as you think at 28 already he really needs to make moves now and if he loses to Groves then hes lost again to a main domestic rival

Should be a good fight, 50/50 for me Eubank has looked the more impressive recently but his level of opposition has been lower

Interesting to see how they handle each others power, Groves hits harder but there is an air of vulnerability around Groves that Eubank doesn't seem to have (although his chin has never really been tested too much)
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Post by melv500 on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 5:20 pm

Met an old pro at a friends birthday party last night. He's Sven Hamer, really top bloke and had been in with Howard Eastman. Asked him about this fight and he reckons everyone in the boxing world knows it'll be Eubank by KO and pretty handily.

Will see but I have it 50/50. Huge step up for Eubank.

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Post by Muscular-mouse on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 9:55 pm

The level groves has fought at has been so much higher than eubanks. Groves has faced Jamie cox, badou jack, james de gale, carl froch x2 whilst the only top guy eubank has faced has been BJS and he lost.

I think it will be an easy points win for GG, first few rounds eubank will throw some hayemakers maybe land 1 or 2 and rock groves but after round 4 groves will take over and outbox him.

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Post by Seanusarrilius on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 2:16 pm

Great fight and one Eubank needs to win if he is to step up into upper classes of sport. Groves will be a tough scalp, especially if he uses that once great jab. If Groves sits down on punches and goes to war with Eubank, I think wear and tear and Eubank's familial chin will see him through with late TKO

However it goes, great matchup. Looking forward to it.


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Post by Steffan on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 5:20 pm

Eubanks will win on points. Is that a fact?......yes. And it could be a very painful one for Groves

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Post by Muscular-mouse on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 11:08 pm

Steffan wrote:Eubanks will win on points. Is that a fact?......yes. And it could be a very painful one for Groves

If it is a fact make sure you bet a lot of money on it

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Post by Steffan on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 3:15 am

Muscular-mouse wrote:
Steffan wrote:Eubanks will win on points. Is that a fact?......yes. And it could be a very painful one for Groves

If it is a fact make sure you bet a lot of money on it
Oh...I plan to buddy....I plan to

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Post by 3fingers on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 6:55 am

Eubank is getting stopped with a body shot.

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Post by EX7EY on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 9:19 am

Been waiting to buy tickets for this. Supposed to be on sale at 9 am. Apparently tickets were starting at £30 but they arent available on eventim. I wanted to get my hands on a couple of chep tickets, as usual the ticket masters are playing games.

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Post by EX7EY on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 9:26 am

I keep refreshing and all the tickets flit between available and unavailble so they must be staggering them or something. £34 ticket became available but you can only buy 1 single tickets. Great for people with no friends. Can't stand the way they do this now with tickets, just release the F**CKING tickets and let people buy them!!!

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Post by EX7EY on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 9:32 am

Magically stub hub have plenty of tickets going for £80 plus in the upper tier which appear to be the cheap seats. They have what seems to be an unlimited supply of these whilst on eventim which is the official seller they have none. Absolute BS this, stinks

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Post by EX7EY on Tue 28 Nov 2017, 9:37 am

Kalle probably dishing tickets out to his Coke suppliers as a cheeky little sweetner

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Post by Seanusarrilius on Wed 29 Nov 2017, 2:53 pm

Shame Stubhub swallows up so many tix for events these days. Hard for fans. Kalle is hilarious, doesn't even hide his antics in IFLTV interviews these days. Ha.

This is an awesome fight! If Groves finds his jab, Eubank will be in for a tough night. But I fancy young Eubank to come through. Despite his arrogance, his talent is pretty formidable and timing for this fight will favour him. Groves is aged in ring years. But he doe shave way more experience at world level, and that is to his advantage.

At this point I see Eubank by points or very late TKO. But we shall see.

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Post by melv500 on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 3:56 pm

Seeing the press conference Groves looks huge compared to Eubank. This is swaying me towards Groves on points now as too big and strong. If he gets his jab going he might even stop him.

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Post by Seanusarrilius on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4:11 pm

What channel will this be on?

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Post by milkyboy on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4:26 pm

Tricky fight to call this. Groves better technically, but not great defence - bigger and probably the harder puncher, questionable durability, fought consistently at a higher level. Eubank, quicker, less miles on the clock.

More things stacked in groves favour than eubank but an intriguing fight nonetheless.

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Post by Herman Jaeger on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm

George loses this one and he’ll be remembered as someone who lost his biggest fights

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Post by Muscular-mouse on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 5:58 pm

my guess is it is on itv box office

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Post by Seanusarrilius on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 6:05 pm

ITV box office may actually make some money off this one. Big British DUST UP!

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Post by 3fingers on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 7:06 pm

George has geniune power. Eubank has "snappy-slashy" power.

Eubanks power is effective at Domestic/European level, not world level (think Golovkin, Jacobs and Lemiuex, Jackson, McClellan). He certainly doesnt poses world super-middleweight power. Jamie Cox, single shot for single shot, punches harder than Eubank.

Groves can be rocked, he's a canny boxer, and isn't as fragile as people make out.

Groves doesnt rely on one single attribute, he's an all rounder. One of those fighters who's above average (and beyond) in all respects. Eubank, on the other hand, relies on speed, unorthodoxy, and a decent chin and engine.

Eubank takes breathers during fights, normally after he's dominated an opponent physically or mentally. Groves will know this (through experience), and will press when Eubank least expects it or wants it.

If you take Eubanks uppercut away, you take half his game away.

Groves stoppage.

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