FOTW

FOTW ‘SAINT’ GEORGE GROVES

One-Sided – having a marked inequality of strength or ability between the participants

This is the definition of the word that pretty much sums up Saturday’s encounter between WBA Super Middleweight champion George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr,

Okay, before I begin and get inundated with ‘I told you so’ comments, Yes, I did get caught up in the hype of Eubank Jr, something which I am now reflecting upon with confusion but I would love to say once bitten, twice shy but I also thought Eubank would beat Billy Joe Saunders, look how that turned out.

In all honesty, apart from maybe my good friend Steve Haigh, I doubt anyone expected such a divide in class between the two men, boxing forums/facebook groups, in fact, everyman/woman and dog give their opinion on the fight, the general consensus was that it was going to be a close affair.

What actually happened was one fighter looked composed, fought to a game plan and executed, whilst the other threw tactics out of the window in an attempt to end proceedings with one wild shot, reminiscent of Deontay Wilder on a bad night.

Groves always looked a step or two ahead, Eubank rushed in with his head down with bad intentions but nothing to back them up.

It was impressive work from Groves, to say the least, possibly the best I have ever seen the Londoner perform, his jab dictated the pace and distance, everything else working off that shot as Eubank looked like a lost little boy in need of some encouragement from his delusional father who probably still believes his son is better than Floyd Mayweather,  lets give him the benefit of the doubt and say he meant Floyd Senior but at this showing that would also be a stretch.

Eubank as usual, dug a big hole for himself and kept digging to Australia, The performance was an anti-climax but instead of sportsmanship he searched for an excuse, saying that the cut hindered him from carrying out his gameplan before trying to convince us as well himself that the scorecards should be closer, even touching on the opinion of him winning, the delusional trait meaning the apple didnt fall from tree.

Groves should be given his plaudits for an outstanding boxing lesson he handed to Eubank on Saturday night, although it was a packed weekend of action that featured another candidate in Danny Garcia who knocked out Brandon Rios, I think we can all agree that ‘Saint’ is a very deserving of the #FOTW award.

Until next week, Thank you for reading and your continued support.

I've been in the boxing industry for over 16 years but been a fan for almost double that figure. I'm the proud owner of TopClassBoxing which continues to go from strength to strength as we strive to give fight fans a voice to be heard amongst the community. I've also had several articles published by reputable magazines and you can usually catch me around ringside.

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