Intensity mounts at George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr weigh in

Are there universal truths to boxing? Does the good big man always beat the good small man? Can a fight as richly intriguing as tomorrow’s clash at the Manchester Arena possibly be so simple? Or will it be energy, youth and conditioning versus size, power and experience? The George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr weigh in today at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester served a reminder of the physical differences between the two men.

Groves is taller, wan perhaps at cutting down to make weight, but focused and clearly determined to defend his WBA super-middleweight crown.

Eubank as ever is in magnificent shape. He’s been eating up to the weight and, by the looks of him, has been training ferociously hard to challenge Groves. He stood on the scales, gloves over his fists and made 167.6lbs.

Groves may have the larger frame but he was 167.1lbs.

George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr weigh in

The two turned to each other after they weighed in, to complete a last, intense face off. Glaring at one another, this is the last time either man will see his opponent until tomorrow, when they step into the ring, under the lights and finally fight.

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Khan vs Lo Greco: Amir Khan still in love with boxing and has ‘more to offer’

Amir Khan insists he still has more to offer a sport he is still in love with.

The two-time world champion will be back in the ring for the first time in almost two years on April 21, when he takes on Canadian Phil Lo Greco.

Khan has signed a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing and although his well-documented events outside the ring have had plenty of people questioning his decision, he says he has not lost his desire. “If I stop now I’ve still had a great career,” Khan told Sky Sports News. “I’ve won world titles, the WBA ‘Super’, the WBA and the IBF, but I want to do it because I love the sport. “I know there is more left in me. I can call it a day and do something else but I love the sport so much, and I know I can do a little bit more.”

Sergey Kovalev grinds down Igor Mikhalkin

SERGEY KOVALEV defended the WBO light-heavyweight title, grinding down challenger Igor Mikhalkin in seven rounds at the Madison Square Garden Theatre on Saturday.

The southpaw challenger was stubborn and made it difficult for Kovalev, but the champion got to him with power punches. He opened up a bad cut and continued to punish him until the referee stopped him due to the injury, had the doctor check the cut and waved off the bout. Kovalev admitted he was “a little uncomfortable.”

“He’s a good boxer, good stamina, movement,” the champion said. “He’s a great boxer. “My next fight with southpaw will be much better.”