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    I want Eubank to win and he’s the better boxer just fear groves size will get it over the line
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      Are you joking ? How many tickets would a local fighter shift ? 50/100 ? I’ve been to 3 Eubank fights in London and he had a handful of verbal fans, where are 20,000 people suddenly coming from ? When push comes to shove people wouldn’t pay the ticket prices on offer. I’m being realistic.
      You forget the hype machine, it's the place to be , look how many open air fights have been held recently with boxers who struggle to sell out a phone box
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      I believe Jnr could fill the Amex.

      In regards to Saturday, I have Jnr winning inside 8.
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      I'm surprised that the upcoming hungry fighter who is up against the veteran, clever, but a few miles on the clock fighter is only a year younger.

      I wonder why the Eubanks didn't decide earlier to get the show on the road.
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      Interestingly enough Adam Booth, the only person to have trained both fighters, was very guarded when asked who would win.
      He said he felt they both had the ability to, but stated it would be decided on what happens in the first three rounds.
      Is he basically saying if Groves doesn’t put him away early CEJ will come out on top?
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      Interestingly enough Adam Booth, the only person to have trained both fighters, was very guarded when asked who would win.
      He said he felt they both had the ability to, but stated it would be decided on what happens in the first three rounds.
      Is he basically saying if Groves doesn’t put him away early CEJ will come out on top?
      See my earlier post. I give george 4 to get it done / be well on top
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      My name Vs my city

      Who to choose...

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      If Eubank has the shots and immense power of Carl Froch
      He definitely hasn't got anything like Froch's power.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lenny Rider View Post
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      Interestingly enough Adam Booth, the only person to have trained both fighters, was very guarded when asked who would win.
      He said he felt they both had the ability to, but stated it would be decided on what happens in the first three rounds.
      Is he basically saying if Groves doesn’t put him away early CEJ will come out on top?
      I think he's saying that George has to show that he can keep the fight on the outside with his jab and not get drawn into a war on the inside. If it starts with Jr dictating the pace and GG unable to stem it can only see the fight going one way. I do think Groves jab will be the difference though.
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      Meet Sergey Rozvadovskij: The Man Who Sparred George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr

      Few men can say they have shared a ring with both George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. But Sergey Rozvadovskij has sparred the pair for years.


      OF all the boxers I’ve ever seen spar, none have been tougher than Lithuanian light-heavyweight Sergey Rozvadovskij.

      Hands up, chin down, he’d use large forearms to construct an impenetrable wall around his face and then use an unbreakable will to march down whoever was unfortunate enough to be in his way. Unflustered, he did this round after round, never once complaining, never asking for a break or a day off, and if told there was to be a 30-second rest between rounds, as opposed to the customary minute, he offered merely a shrug.

      This is no exaggeration. In fact, few boxers know more about Groves and Eubank Jr, having eaten up their punches and asked questions of their resolve, than Rozvadovskij.

      About Eubank Jr, he says, “He was a good boxer. Compared to most boxers, he is powerful. But compared to George, he’s not so powerful. He’s smaller, he’s definitely a middleweight, and that means he doesn’t hit as hard. But he is fast and he has good stamina. He definitely has good stamina. He could go round after round and not seem that tired.

      “He’s also quite awkward. He’s not like a basic boxer. He doesn’t do anything right. But that makes him very difficult to box. You can’t guess what he’s going to do. In the ring, you are thinking, man, he doesn’t do anything from the textbook but it’s f****** working.”

      Rozvadovskij laughs. He remembers Eubank Jr’s unorthodoxy and his engine. He remembers the stuff that made him different to the others. Different to Golovkin. Different to Groves. Yet it was nothing to fear, he stresses. The power Eubank Jr possessed wasn’t Golovkin power; nor was it Groves power.

      On Groves, Sergey said: “His jab is great, and people talk about that a lot, but with George it’s also about his movement and speed. He uses his legs very well in the ring.

      “If he can keep his distance from Chris, he should win. He just needs to keep Chris away. He’s much bigger and he has a much longer reach. All he needs to do is box and keep Chris off. If he does that, he will win the fight.”

      It’s not just at long range Eubank Jr needs to be cautious, Rozvadovskij believes. Up close, too, he might find it difficult going about his work without taking an almighty right hand, left hook or uppercut for his troubles.

      “I wouldn’t say Chris has the advantage in a fight up close,” says Sergey. “People think that, but George is very good in those areas well.

      “Sure, Chris would definitely love to do that, push George against the ropes and in the corners, because otherwise he won’t be able to do anything. I mean, what can he do if it becomes a boxing match? There is no way Chris can outbox George. His reach is smaller. He won’t even come close to George. He won’t be able to land punches unless they are close. He will come forward. That’s a fact. He has to.”

      Finally, having remembered all the times they sparred, all the punches given and received, Sergey Rozvadovskij takes a moment to reflect, a moment to think, and then prepares his official prediction, one that should, if you appreciate the man’s history, resonate more than most.

      “It will be a unanimous decision for George,” he says, without so much as a shred of doubt. “He will outbox him.”

      Sergey Rozvadovskij got on with it. He treated sparring as his day job and soaking up the punches of better-known boxers a daily requirement of said job. Even Gennady Golovkin couldn’t put a dent in him.

      Which is why George Groves employed Rozvadovskij as a sparring partner for the majority of his fights from 2011 onwards – up until the day Rozvadovskij retired in 2014 – and also why Chris Eubank Jr, a man who has often complained about a lack of willing sparring partners, turned to the poker-faced Eastern European on more than one occasion.

      With Sergey Rozvadovskij, you see, they knew exactly what they were getting. They all did.


      “I think I sparred Eubank four or five different times,” Rozvadovskij told Boxing News on Tuesday. “We’d do probably six rounds at least each time. With George, I was his sparring partner for almost every fight. I have sparred hundreds of rounds with George.”

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