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The Day After: Groves vs Eubank

The WBSS wraps up its semifinals match between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With the highly anticipated super middleweight showdown between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr. over and done with, the World Boxing Super Series releases it's promotional recap of the fight and the ensuing fallout.

The video begins with a short excerpt from Chris Eubank Jr. leading into fight week.

"I'm in great shape" Eubank said. "I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. This is the biggest fight of my career and I've trained, prepared accordingly."

Eubank Jr. would then go on a meet-and-greet with Manchester United in order to dazzle them with his boxing prowess.

Shortly there after we get some behind-the-scenes footage of both Eubank and Groves as they hold their final media workouts, press conference, and weigh-in before we get down to the business of fight night.

At that point we get a highlight reel of the fight itself, including from the perspective of both corners. And after Groves pulls out the gutsy win, it becomes clear that he seriously injured his left shoulder, casting a shadow over finals of the tournament. Eubank, however, was obviously disappointed with the outcome.

"I'm disappointed. It was a great fight and hopefully we can get a rematch," said Eubank. "I don't feel that George is a better fighter than me. I feel I have a lot more to prove, a lot more to show, and I feel like I can win."

Groves, however, had a different take on the fight.

"I believe that I was levels above Chris Eubank in terms of boxing ability, and even I proved that, you know, tenacity and wanting to win — I've got than in abundance" said Groves.

On his injury Groves mentions:

"The left shoulder just sort of pops out. It goes straight back in and I thought 'oh, that's handy' but as soon as I throw another jab it pops outs again and doesn't go back in. The medical advice is to go straight to the A&E and have a look. They did, they gave him a few x-rays to put it back in. No pain now, I'm sure that's a good sign. I see a specialist when I get home today...we'll look to see what the recovery time is, but, you know, I'm a fast healer...I'm in a confident frame of mind."

Check out the full video above!

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