Chris Eubank Jr has claimed George Groves could possibly retire f he loses his WBA super-middleweight title at Manchester Arena on Saturday.
The pair are due to meet in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final and Eubank Jr said Groves has “everything to lose”.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Eubank Jr said:
"On Saturday, I will be on top of George from round one, punishing him for having the arrogance for stepping into the ring with me."
"You just don’t want this more than me, George.
"He knows how to lose, he has been definitively beaten. His chin has an off button, mine doesn’t. George will take the loss in his stride, maybe a retirement afterwards."
29-year old Groves responded, explaining:
"I don’t think it has anything to do with who wants it more. I have been through some terrible times to be where I am now. I have had to pick myself up from low points and I have desire in abundance."