Public backing George Groves in British boxing bash with Chris Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Jr George Groves

The Great British public are backing George Groves to defeat Chris Eubank Jr ahead of their crucial clash tomorrow (February 17) night.

Despite entering the contest as a sizable underdog, Hammersmith-born Groves has attracted the majority of the attention of British boxing punters.

Groves has attracted 67% of all bets ahead of the clash at the Manchester Arena, with punters piling in on “Saint”.

The pair square off with Groves’ WBA super-middleweight title on the line in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series.

Eubank Jr accounted for the majority of the action on the fight originally, but as punters mulled over the clash, public opinion seems to have swayed in Groves’ favour.

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “As we edge closer to a massive British bout between two highly-skilled fighters – punters are favouring underdog Groves.

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“The British public love an underdog, and on what’s sure to be a must-watch night of action packed boxing, punters think Groves will be hungrier.

BetStars: Eubank Jr vs Groves betting preview

BetStars Director of Trading Ian Marmion said: “This Saturday sees the much anticipated clash between Chris Eubank Jr (26-1) and George Groves (27-3) in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series at the Manchester Arena.

“Eubank Jr last tasted defeat over three years ago at the hands of Billy Joe Saunders, and is undefeated in his eight fights since. This bout, however, will be by far the sternest test the IBO super-middleweight champion has faced to date, and in Groves he meets a similarly gifted fighter who has fought the best around on the highest stage and no doubt comes armed with the experience edge on Eubank Jr.

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“The son of Chris Eubank Sr has been a clear favourite for the fight since it was chalked up a couple of months ago but we think this fight might come just a year too soon for the 28-year-old against an opponent in his prime, and we’re backing underdog Groves to come out on top at 5/4.

“We can see the fight going deep into the rounds, which is a scenario that will suit Groves who has a track record of going the distance and the 29-year-old will be aware that this will be his greatest chance of success. Groves to win by decision or technical decision can be backed at 9/2 with BetStars.”

Current BetStars fight winner odds
Chris Eubank Jr – 3/4) (***Industry Top Price***)
George Groves – 5/4

Method Of Victory
George Groves to win by decision or technical decision – 9/2