George Groves: ‘I don’t want to be damaged, but I haven’t earned enough yet’

07 February 2018 12:51
George Groves can’t wait to take on Chris Eubank Jr – and his famous father – next week, yet behind the bravado all three men know the trauma of seriously hurting an opponentThey are a funny little team, the Eubanks,” George Groves says wryly at the back of a restaurant in Wandsworth. The WBA super-middleweight world champion rocks in his chair as he considers Chris Eubank Jr and his famously verbose father, Chris Sr, by taking an amusing diversion from a bout which is likely to be fought with grave seriousness a week on Saturday in Manchester. Groves and the Eubanks understand the terrible dangers – for they have all left rivals in an induced coma and damaged by boxing.The world championship fight between Groves and Eubank Jr, a semi-final in the World Boxing Super Series tournament that could see the winner meet Callum Smith in the final this summer, is likely to be another bitterly contested battle. But, in his last week of training, Groves is almost demob-happy as he contemplates the surreal Eubank double-act.Chris Eubank Sr’s lost the plot, which often happens to people addicted to fameI don’t think Gutknecht’s family will mind me saying they were really supportive of me. They said: ‘It’s a sport. We totally understand’ Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian