Chris Eubank has been batting back the social media jibes this week as he ramps up his public push of his son’s fight this weekend with George Groves. He’s even brought a former heavyweight champion’s name into it.

This weekend’s bout for the WBA super-middleweight title between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr is probably the first relatively big fight of the year in boxing.

Fans are debating it in their droves.

One fan however was not pleased with this comment from Eubank senior ahead of the bout:

He took an exception to the mentioning of Mike Tyson’s name in particular:

Although Eubank senior then went on to claim he did not compare his son to the former heavyweight champion of the world, he basically did in this tweet where he said:

If he is promising a Mike Tyson style knockout of George Groves this weekend by his son fans might be in for a treat.

The fight takes place this Saturday at the Manchester Arena as part of the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series.