Boxing Manchester

George Groves produced one of the finest displays of his career to advance to the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight final by beating fellow Briton Chris Eubank Jr on a unanimous points decision.

The 29-year-old’s career has previously been remembered for high-profile defeats – two to Carl Froch and one each to Badou Jack and James DeGale – but Groves proved too shrewd and too accomplished for bookies favourite Eubank Jr at the Manchester Arena.

A cut above Eubank Jr’s right eye sustained in the third round hampered him for the remainder of the contest and though his record of never being stopped in the professional ranks continued, the judges awarded the fight 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in Groves’ favour.

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