Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Groves Will Face Eubank Jnr at Arena

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Groves Will Face Eubank Jnr at Arena

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THE huge domestic showdown between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jnr is set to take place at Manchester Arena on February 17.

Groves will put his WBA supermiddleweight title on the line against Eubank in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series.

A number of other venues were looked at, including The O2 in London, but the Manchester Arena has been selected to host the fight, with official confirmation set to come tomorrow. Groves booked his place in the semi-final of the tournament with a fourth-round knockout win against Jamie Cox at Wembley Arena last month, while Eubank stopped Avni Yildirim inside three rounds in Germany.

It won't be the first time Groves has competed in a major fight at the Manchester Arena, having fought Carl Froch for the WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles back in November 2013. …

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