George Groves records unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

I'll force Groves into early retirement, vows Eubank Jr

Groves retained his WBA world Super Middleweight title and is now on his way to the finals and will meet either England's Callum Smith or Jurgen Brahmer of Germany in the final.

"The Saint" dominated the first half in front of a packed Manchester Arena and held on through an expected late onslaught to take the unanimous decision, with the judges scoring 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in his favour.

The 29-year-old Londoner will face the victor of next weekend's bout in Germany between his undefeated countryman Callum Smith and Jurgen Brahmer in the final, which is scheduled for June.

But Eubank Jr starts as the slight favourite.

By that stage, Groves - now with a professional record of 28-3 - had built up a handy lead over Eubank (26-2), whose pre-fight promises to outlast his fellow Englishman were undermined by a brawling approach nearly entirely devoid of nuance against a skill technician.

In the night's main event, WBA super middleweight champion George Groves took out IBO world champion Chris Eubank Jr.in the semifinals of the super middleweight tournament.

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"I thought I pressured him the entire fight".

It was the challenger who suffered though, an accidental head clash opening a sizeable cut on the side of his right eye. George ain't ready, I can see it in his eyes.

Groves showed his class, befuddling Eubank Jr. behind boxing at a smart distance and counterpunching throughout the majority of the bout.

"I'd already hurt him before the cut. Credit to him for getting through the rounds because I didn't think he would".

However, it's the Groves vs Eubank Jr fight boxing fans will be most excited about, and while tickets for the showdown at the Manchester Arena are now sold out, it's easy to watch all the action at home.

Eubank Jr's father offered a frank assessment of his son's performance.

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