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George Groves vs Jamie Cox: Shane McGuigan laughs off Chris Eubank Jr’s sparring claims

SHANE McGUIGAN has rubbished Chris Eubank Jr’s claims that he dominated George Groves in 90 per cent of the rounds in sparring. The WBA super middleweight champion’s trainer has revealed he’s got all the footage of the pair on a USB, which he will soon be analysing. Eubank Jr – who knocked out Avni Yildirm […]

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SHANE McGUIGAN has rubbished Chris Eubank Jr’s claims that he dominated George Groves in 90 per cent of the rounds in sparring.

The WBA super middleweight champion’s trainer has revealed he’s got all the footage of the pair on a USB, which he will soon be analysing.

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Eubank Jr – who knocked out Avni Yildirm last Saturday – will face the winner of Groves vs Jamie Cox in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final.

And the Brighton-based boxer has insisted he will get the better of the Chelsea fan should they face each other.

He said on Wednesday: “I’ve sparred countless rounds with this man over the years. I have the measure of him. I know how those sparring sessions went.

“I know the levels that I was at, at those times, which was far beneath what I am now. I’m very confident going into a fight with him of what I’ll be able to do in that ring.

"He's a solid world champion, there is no doubt about it. But I believe I'm a superior fighter in every single way, and I cannot wait to prove it.

"I believe I dominated 90 per cent of the rounds that we boxed. I have footage of quite a lot of the spars, but that doesn't need to be made public.

"That was for me and my eyes only and just to learn, because when these sparring sessions were happening it was still early on in my career."

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Eubank Jr claimed he has beaten Groves in hundreds of rounds of sparring
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But McGuigan simply laughed off his claims that he bossed Groves in the ring.

He exclusively told SunSport: "Well I've got a USB with all of the sparring sessions on it because they all took place at David Haye's gym.

"And we had a camera, well, there was a camera in there and I've got all the footage.

"So I'll analyse that after this fight."

McGuigan also revealed he is unsure whether Cox can compete at world level, comparing him with Eubank's opponent Yildirim.

George Groves takes on Jamie Cox for the WBA super-middleweight title and the chance to fight Eubank Jr in the semi-final of the Super Series
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He said of the unbeaten Swindown southpaw: "Well you know you've seen with Yildirim last week, being unbeaten, and unknown and untested can work to your benefit because you can surprise people.

"Or you can fold on the night like Yildirim did, so it'll be interesting to see how Jamie Cox does, but you can see he has a better amateur pedigree.

"So I think he will give a better account of himself."

McGuigan - who recently split from two-weight world champ Carl Frampton - refused to be drawn on the Northern Irishman's next fight with Horacio Garcia.

When asked whether the Mexican is the right opponent for him, he simply stated: "I don't want to comment about Carl Frampton at this time."

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Hayemaker Ringstar fight night live stream free: How to watch Joe Joyce and Michael Venom Page without paying a penny

THE inaugural Hayemaker Ringstar show is live tonight at the O2 Arena. Joe Joyce will be fighting Ian Lewison while UFC star Michael Venom Page will be making his pro-boxing debut. When is the Hayemaker Ringstar fight night? The Hayemaker Ringstar fight night begins at 5pm on Friday. TV coverage then commences at 9pm. Who […]

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THE inaugural Hayemaker Ringstar show is live tonight at the O2 Arena.

Joe Joyce will be fighting Ian Lewison while UFC star Michael Venom Page will be making his pro-boxing debut.

The inaugural Hayemaker Ringstar fight night is live tonight
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When is the Hayemaker Ringstar fight night?

The Hayemaker Ringstar fight night begins at 5pm on Friday.

TV coverage then commences at 9pm.

Who is fighting in the Hayemaker Ringstar fight night?

Confirmed fights are as follows:

  • Olympic Silver medalist Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce vs former WBO Inter-Continental Champion,Ian ‘Lay Em Out’ Lewison
  • John O’Donnell v Tamuka Mucha – English Title Fight and & British Title Eliminator
  • World youth champion Willy Hutchinson and 12-0 MMA star Michael Venom Page will also be fighting with opponents TBC.

How do I watch it for FREE?

The fight night will be shown live on Dave TV, which is available on Freeview channel 12.

Sky users can watch it on channel 111 while Virgin Media users should turn to channel 127 or 194 (HD).

You can also live stream all the action on the Dave TV player.

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Floyd Mayweather looks dapper… as Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson also hangs out at LA Lakers game

FLOYD MAYWEATHER looks dapper in some snazzy black and gold slippers… as Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson also hangs out at an LA Lakers game. The boxing icon looked to be enjoying his retirement as he scoffed popcorn in the ultra-exclusive courtside seats. And he even brought the whole family along for pictures with sons Koraun […]

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER looks dapper in some snazzy black and gold slippers… as Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson also hangs out at an LA Lakers game.

The boxing icon looked to be enjoying his retirement as he scoffed popcorn in the ultra-exclusive courtside seats.

Floyd Mayweather takes in an LA Lakers game with Jack Nicholson just a few seats over
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And he even brought the whole family along for pictures with sons Koraun and Zion and daughter Iyanna.

But it was Nicholson who caught the eye despite Mayweather’s enormous jacket and sparkling jacket.

The star of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the Shining appeared to forget to do up one of the buttons on his blue shirt.

The unfortunate moment was caught on camera as he sat next to 25-year-old son Ray.

The Hollywood legend unfortunately forgot to button up his shirt all the way
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Floyd Mayweather took in the game alongside a lady friend
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Mayweather recently hinted at a return to the boxing ring by posting a video of himself hitting a punching bag.

The 50-0 fighter has been out of action since defeating Conor McGregor in ten rounds in Las Vegas back in August.


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Mayweather clearly still likes to keep himself in shape.

Then again, so relaxed was he ahead of his billion-dollar bout against McGregor that he was seen munching a burger.

Koraun Mayweather, Iyanna Mayweather and Zion Mayweather join their old man for a photo
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The pugilist has also been spending time in the recording studio.

He recently announced a new track called Undefeated, which is to be produced and recorded in his honour by Friyie.

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When is Joe Joyce fighting in his pro debut and who is his opponent for the Hayemaker show?

OLYMPIAN Joe Joyce will make his heavyweight debut under David Haye’s new ‘Hayemaker Ringstar’ venture. The 32-year-old has European and Commonwealth golds to his name, as well as the silver medal he won at Rio 2016. When will Joe Joyce make his pro debut? Joyce is set to headline Hayemaker Ringstar’s first card on Friday, […]

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OLYMPIAN Joe Joyce will make his heavyweight debut under David Haye’s new ‘Hayemaker Ringstar’ venture.

The 32-year-old has European and Commonwealth golds to his name, as well as the silver medal he won at Rio 2016.

Joyce with new promoter and boxer David Haye
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Joyce celebrating with his silver medal earned at Rio 2016
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When will Joe Joyce make his pro debut?

Joyce is set to headline Hayemaker Ringstar’s first card on Friday, October 20th.

Amateurs making their pro debuts are normally allowed a maximum of four to six rounds.

More faith has been given to Joyce as he is able to go to 10 at the O2 Indigo Arena.

Who is his opponent?

Amateur, Joyce, won’t have an easy ride for his debut as he goes up against 12-3-1 Ian Lewinson.

The 36-year-old most recently fought Dillian Whyte for the vacant British heavyweight title.

Lewinson was forced to retire in the 10th round due to a broken nose.

When is it on TV?

Joyce takes on Lewinson on October 20th.

The fight will be broadcasted live on Dave.

Dave is accessible for UK audiences on Sky 111 and Freeview 12.

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