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« Reply #650 on: February 09, 2018, 01:53:36 PM »
Groves V Eubank Jr
What's peoples thoughts?
I cant make my mind up with this one, Eubanks phenomenal work rate or Groves size, power and boxing ability although possibly past his best?
Should be a good fight.


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« Reply #651 on: February 09, 2018, 02:03:09 PM »
Groves V Eubank Jr
What's peoples thoughts?
I cant make my mind up with this one, Eubanks phenomenal work rate or Groves size, power and boxing ability although possibly past his best?
Should be a good fight.


Past his best? How? Why? I think he's in his peak right now.

On the fight, don't know real 50 / 50 for me.

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« Reply #652 on: February 09, 2018, 02:13:23 PM »

Past his best? How? Why? I think he's in his peak right now.

On the fight, don't know real 50 / 50 for me.
That's why I slipped the word possibly into my sentence, he's got a few more miles on the clock than Jr and also got KO"d a couple of times albeit by the world class Froch so his chin has been proven to be less than granite.
I'm not particularly a fan of Jr but if his chin is made of the same stuff as his old man and he can survive the inevitable chin check from GG then he might hustle his way to a points win.
But it seems the type of fight where all scenarios are possible
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« Reply #653 on: February 09, 2018, 04:05:16 PM »
That's why I slipped the word possibly into my sentence, he's got a few more miles on the clock than Jr and also got KO"d a couple of times albeit by the world class Froch so his chin has been proven to be less than granite.
I'm not particularly a fan of Jr but if his chin is made of the same stuff as his old man and he can survive the inevitable chin check from GG then he might hustle his way to a points win.
But it seems the type of fight where all scenarios are possible

If I was having a bet i would go for Groves. Experience will out!
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« Reply #654 on: February 09, 2018, 04:07:04 PM »
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« Reply #655 on: February 09, 2018, 05:35:06 PM »
If I was having a bet i would go for Groves. Experience will out!
I hope you're right, as I say im not a fan of Junior but my gut instinct is that he wins. Their tactics will be interesting.
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« Reply #656 on: February 09, 2018, 07:31:05 PM »
Hope Eubank Jr sparks him early. Absolutely detest Groves  >:(

Eubank wanted Groves and I think he'll do him. Don't think Groves will come across at all bigger than him at the weigh-in either.

Whoever wins is getting done by Smith in any case. Now that IS size.

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« Reply #657 on: February 14, 2018, 12:39:18 PM »
Looking forward to this fight.

I see a cagey start by both but Eubank will take over in the 2nd half of the fight and his sheer workrate, hand speed and combinations will ultimately break down Groves.

I'm going for referee stops the fight in the 9th.
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« Reply #658 on: February 14, 2018, 04:34:49 PM »
Im in the Groves camp myself

Cant stand Eubank either but thats not why I think Groves will win, I simply think he is a proper super middleweight with a fantastic jab and good power

Eubank is a cracking fighter but think the experience of Groves having fought much better fighters and beating much better fighters will see him win

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« Reply #659 on: February 14, 2018, 04:53:06 PM »
Groves has the experience but i believe his chin will let him down. What actually pisses me of is Eubank Sr.
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« Reply #660 on: February 17, 2018, 06:07:19 PM »
What channel is the fight on tonight. Come on our tommy cheers us all up
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« Reply #661 on: February 17, 2018, 06:12:03 PM »
What channel is the fight on tonight. Come on our tommy cheers us all up
ITV Box Office I believe

£16.95

Ill find a stream somewhere
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« Reply #662 on: February 17, 2018, 06:37:02 PM »
Just registered and purchased channel 493 on your sky box
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« Reply #663 on: February 17, 2018, 08:53:34 PM »
Been on the phone to itv for an hour, paid twice but naff all on the screen. Most likely missed tommys fight >:(
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« Reply #664 on: February 17, 2018, 11:16:30 PM »
Absolutely schooled Eubank there



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« Reply #665 on: February 17, 2018, 11:18:43 PM »
Groves different level to Eubank. I thought it'd be a lot closer than that.

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« Reply #666 on: February 17, 2018, 11:24:11 PM »
Said all along groves too big and powerful for jnr,proven to be right

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« Reply #667 on: February 18, 2018, 10:12:31 AM »
Said all along groves too big and powerful for jnr,proven to be right

Too big, too powerful, too experienced

at 29 id expect Eubank to be at a better level than what I saw, he simply hasnt fought enough top class fighters to have the swagger he has

he needs about 3 or 4 top fights to learn how to fight at that level
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« Reply #668 on: February 18, 2018, 11:28:34 AM »
Too big, too powerful, too experienced

at 29 id expect Eubank to be at a better level than what I saw, he simply hasnt fought enough top class fighters to have the swagger he has

he needs about 3 or 4 top fights to learn how to fight at that level
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« Reply #669 on: February 18, 2018, 12:02:55 PM »
Hopefully Jr will see sense and tell his old man to do one!. Has the talent but he has now lost 2 of his biggest fights.

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« Reply #670 on: February 19, 2018, 10:34:30 AM »
Groves performance was exceptional. Eubank's was awful. A classic 'Was Groves that good or was Eubank that bad?' Eubank was simply turned over. The last 30 seconds though  :o

Will be interesting to see how Groves copes (if he fights) against Smith (Who I'll assume will win). Smith will be the biggest fighter he's ever fought. Crippling body shots, I love Smith and think he'll make one hell of a statement.

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« Reply #671 on: February 20, 2018, 07:08:38 PM »
Eubank was awful. Cant take to Groves, spent 12 rounds running away before tying up. Terrible fight for the punters.
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« Reply #672 on: February 21, 2018, 01:52:26 PM »
Groves performance was exceptional. Eubank's was awful. A classic 'Was Groves that good or was Eubank that bad?' Eubank was simply turned over. The last 30 seconds though  :o

Will be interesting to see how Groves copes (if he fights) against Smith (Who I'll assume will win). Smith will be the biggest fighter he's ever fought. Crippling body shots, I love Smith and think he'll make one hell of a statement.


I don't think Groves was that good. I just think Eubank was awful at that level at that weight. Groves just used his brain kept moving away, fought on the back foot and nicked points. Eubank just get coming forward swinging aimlessly. Groves did land flush on Eubank at least twice and Eubank was visibly hurt and stopped right in his tracks but Groves never followed up he chose the safe option instead, particularly given his stamina isn't that great. Mature if unspectacular performance from Groves.

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« Reply #673 on: February 24, 2018, 11:22:10 PM »
Groves v Smith it is

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« Reply #674 on: March 03, 2018, 01:21:00 PM »
Wilder V Ortiz tomorrow morning.
Thoughts fight fans?
Wilder weighed in at 15st 4lb seems a bit on the light side to me, I wouldn't be surprised to see him touch the canvass at some stage but still fancy him for the win.

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