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Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

Flash Back – Boxing’s Rear View Mirror

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FLASH BACK

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It has become the focus of much debate and falling out. There have been plenty of people who have offered advice as it turned out to be a one sided contest that has still sparked massive amounts of opinion – the facts remain though, that George Groves beat Chris Eubank convincingly over 12 rounds with George Groves taking Chris Eubank Jr’s IBO title and retaining his WBA super belt.

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The undercard gave us a couple of really good battles as the featherweight fight between Ryan Walsh and Isaac Lowe was a battle that they couldn’t split and it ended in a draw. It was a well matched fighter’s fight; rematch?

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The middleweight fight between Tommy Langford and Jack Arnfield was to end with Langford, once touted as a Eubank Jr opponent winning by a unanimous decision.

We also got Sebastian Eubank, the 26-year-old brother of Chris get his professional light-heavyweight career running beating Kamil Kulczyk 40-35 on points.

But the World Boxing Super Series Semi Final?

Groves proved he was the hungrier and the more able.

Groves proved he could move and he was not slow.

Groves showed enough to make him still the number one seed – until Callum Smith gets in the ring… perhaps.

Groves rightly got the plaudits but more criticism than anything else was reserved for Eubank Jr.

There is one simple fact that, after all of the hype and the fairy dust settle – Junior promised something he was unable to deliver.

Will he be forgiven? Do he and his father care?

I think not but he was left with all the rest of the boxing world wondering where he belongs. The thinking is that it is not at world level and that must hurt very badly. The bruise will heal, will his career? Course it shall…

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