CHRIS EUBANK JR could not overcome George Groves in their World Boxing Super Series semi-final. The latter, the WBA super-middleweight champion, won a clear unanimous decision.

Chris Eubank Snr, the father and mentor to Chris Junior and often a controversial figure in the build up to the fight, had to admit that he thought it was a fair result. He reflected on his son’s performance. “He didn’t peform. He didn’t perform. He’s a lot better than what you saw tonight because he was just loading up. That’s the cold, hard truth of it. He’s a good fighter but he didn’t show it. No combinations, just power. You live and learn. George fought the precisely correct fight. Always standing up, always feinting,” Eubank Senior said.

“And actually manhandled him fairly well. We congratulate him.”

Chris Eubank Jr

Ronnie Davies, Eubank Jr’s trainer, also gave his verdict on the fight. “It wasn’t Chris in there tonight. Following him about instead of closing him down. I kept saying close him down, close him down, which he didn’t do. Groves fought tactically a great fight and he [Junior] lost the fight,” Davies said.

“He shouldn’t have done. But he did.”