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George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. World Boxing Super Series semifinals

*EDMONTON, Canada (February 13, 2018**)* – World champions *”Sir” George
Groves* and *Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr*., both fighting out of the United
Kingdom, will open World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) semifinals-round action
in the super middleweight division, this Saturday at Manchester Arena in
Manchester United Kingdom.

The Groves vs. Eubank Jr card, starting at 2 p.m. ET, will air live in
Canada, exclusively on Super Channel.

The Groves-Eubank Jr. winner will advance to the WBSS championship final
against the winner of the other WBSS super middleweight semifinals bout, Feb.
24 in Germany, between *Juergen Braehmer* (49-3, 35 KOs) and *Callum
“Mundo” Smith* (23-0, 17 KOs). The two semifinals victors will battle for
the coveted *Muhammad Ali Trophy*.

Super Channel acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to broadcast the
World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media
company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship
services.

Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) knocked out defending champion *Fedor Chudinov* in
the sixth round to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) super
middleweight title last May. In the WBSS quarterfinals, Groves stopped
previously undefeated *Jaime Cox* in the fourth round. All three of Groves’
pro losses have been to world champions, twice to his fellow countryman *Carl
Froch*and *Badao Jack*.

“The hype behind this fight is huge,” Groves said. “I hope the fight
justifies it. On paper, this is billed as a 50-50 fight with Eubank Jr.
maybe even or being made the favorite. I don’t really understand that. I
think the form, the history, the experience, the ability all lie in my
favor and I’m looking forward to a big night. It’s a semifinal in a
tournament I expect to win, so it’s a stepping stone, another step on the
way for me.

“Chris Eubank Jr. puts on a façade that he’s able to do everything himself,
that’s he’s a one-man band. But it’s very difficult doing stuff on your
own, so we’ll see if he starts to make changes and adapts. He’ll have to.
Obviously, this is his first really big fight, definitely at super
middleweight, and I believe that he is going to fall short in a lot of
categories.”

The son of two-time, two-division world champion *Chris Eubank*, Eubank Jr.
was crowned International Boxing Organization (IBO) super middleweight
world champion a year ago, when he knocked out *Renold Quinlan* in the
10th round.
He successfully defended his belt last June, taking a 12-round unanimous
decision over three-time, two-division world champion *Arthur Abraham* (46-5).
In the WBSS quarterfinal round, Eubank Jr. stopped *Avni Yildirim* (16-0)
in the third round.

“I’ve had many big fights, but this is probably the biggest in terms of
profile, the tournament and hype,” Eubank Jr. commented. “But at the end of
the day, I always rise to the occasion. The bigger the fight, the better I
perform.

George seems to be hung up on what I’ll do. He needs to worry about
himself. Thinking about me isn’t going to get him anywhere. I’m a man of my
word and George, you will not see the end of the 12th round. He doesn’t
have speed, his defense is poor, and his stamina is average, at best. The
fact that he’s lacking in those things means he won’t be able to compete
with me. I’m not a stepping stone, I’m Mount Everest, and you’re not going
to climb me.”

*Four potentially explosive fights, including three title matches, are on
the “Groves vs. Eubank, Jr.” card, presented by Sauerland Event, airing
exclusively in Canada on Super Channel.*

The 10-round WBSS Super Middleweight Substitute Fight features undefeated
Brit *Zach Parker*(14-10, 10 KOs) vs. *Adasat “Toro” Rodriguez* (16-6-2, 10
KOs), of Spain. British middleweight titlist *Tommy Langford* (19-1, 6 KOs)
defends his title against challenger *Jack Arnfield* (25-2, 6 Kos) in a
10-round bout, and British featherweight champion *Ryan Walsh* (22-2-1, 11
KOs) takes on unbeaten challenger *Isaac Lowe* (14-0-2, 5 KOs) in a
12-rounder. Two “swing bouts” could air pending results of the televised
bouts: four-round light heavyweight match between pro-debuting
*Sebastian Eubank* and Poland’s *Kamil Kulczyk* (2-8, 1 KO) and a six-round
bout between a pair of British welterweights, *Danny Craven* (3-1, 1 KO) and
*Luther Clay* (6-1, 3 KOs).