Groves vs Eubank Jr represents one of the very best professional boxing contests of early 2018 that is now just around the corner later this month in Manchester.
In many ways it pits speed against power, precision against relentlessness – boxing IQ against raw aggression.
There are a number of variables going into the fight that have people debating it. On all fronts, it just genuinely seems like a 50-50 bout.
Size and slight power advantage could go to Groves, as could boxing ability, but speed, momentum and determination could potentially be in Eubank Jr’s favour.
Ahead of the World Boxing Super Series semi-final the folks at ITV have brought out this excellent documentary – well worth a watch:
Eubank comes across as a very calculating character and you can tell that he takes a lot of pleasure from proving people wrong.
As most top fighters often do.
Groves appears to be in the best place mentally he’s been in for a long, long time in his career.
After the devastating knockout loss to Carl Froch a couple of years back some doubted that Groves would ever be able to get back to the top.
He did more than that.
Now he’s looking to build on that turnaround and realise the ability that so many tipped him to earlier in his career.