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Groves Vs Eubank Jr: When Is The Fight, What Tv Channel Is It On, Live Stream And Who Is On The Undercard For World Boxing Super Series Bill?

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GEORGE GROVES faces Chris Eubank Jr in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final this Saturday night.

It is one of the most anticipated fights of the year, and will be competed at the sold-out Manchester Arena.

Reuters George Groves is set to take on Chris Eubank Jr in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final

To get to the semi, Groves progressed through his quarter-final against Jamie Cox with a fourth round knockout win at Wembley Arena.

While Eubank Jr knocked out Avni Yildirim in the third in Stuttgart.

When is Groves vs Eubank Jr, and what time does it start?

Groves vs Eubank Jr will to be held this Saturday night – February 17.

The fight will take place at the Manchester Arena.

As has been the tradition with the World Boxing Super Series, ring walks are expected at 10pm.

We’ll be bringing you ALL of the action with SunSport’s live blog.

You can stream Chris Eubank Jr vs George Groves live by clicking here

Who is on the undercard?

Norwich’s Ryan Walsh defends his British Featherweight title against unbeaten Isaac Lowe.

Promising Zach Parker – who is the reserve for the main event should Eubank Jr or Groves pull out – is also on the bill.

British featherweight title: Ryan Walsh (22-2-1) vs Isaac Lowe (14-0-2)

British middleweight title: Tommy Langford (19-1) vs Jack Arnfield (25-2)

English cruiserweight title: Arfan Iqbal (12-0) vs Simon Vallily (12-1)

Zach Parker (14-0) vs Adasat Rodriguez (16-6-2)

Danny Craven (3-1) vs Luther Clay (6-1)

Can I still get tickets?

The Manchester Arena is long sold out.

But you still have a chance to buy tickets on the resale market from StubHub.com.

What TV channel is Groves vs Eubank Jr on?

ITV hold the rights to the World Boxing Super Series.

The fight is set to be a pay-per-view event and available through the ITV Box Office.

Groves vs Eubank Jr costs £16.95 to order.

Coverage on ITV Box Office starts at 7pm.

Chris Eubank Jr and George Groves continue their war of words ahead of the World Boxing Super Series fight

How can I live stream Groves vs Eubank Jr?

The ITV Box Office fight can be live streamed through tvplayer.com.

It also costs £16.95 for the stream.

TV Player note – this is a one off payment that allows access to the live stream of this event on the TV Player website and apps only. The broadcast is limited to a maximum of two streams per account.

This payment does NOT allow access to this event through any alternative TV or streaming service e.g. Sky, Virgin TV etc.

SunSport will be live blogging George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr this Saturday live from the Manchester Arena. You can also listen to exclusive radio coverage on talkSPORT. 

Are there any live stream bundle deals for the World Boxing Super Series?

Yes there are.

TVplayer.com are currently offering a bundle deal of £19.95 for both Eubank Jr vs Groves plus the following week’s semi-final of Callum Smith vs Jurgen Brahmer.

This is a saving if £6 if you bought both fights separately.

What have the fighters said?

Eubank Jr said: “This is the fight for fight fans not to be missed. I’ve had many big fights but this is the biggest in terms of profile and the tournament and the hype. But at the end of the day I always rise to the occasion. The bigger the fight the better I perform.

“I’m a man of my word and I can promise George will not see the end of the twelfth round.”

Groves said: “I think the form, the history, the experience, the ability all lie in my favour and I’m looking forward to a big night in Manchester. It’s a semi-final in a tournament I expect to win so Eubank Jr. is just a stepping stone, another step for me on the way to the Muhammad Ali Trophy.”

Who will the winner face in the final?

Callum Smith progressed to the other semi-final with a unanimous decision win over Erik Skoglund.

He will face Germany’s Jurgen Brahmer in the semi-final the following week on February 24th with the winner progressing to a final against Groves or Eubank Jr.

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Arizonas Trier Suspended For Trace Amount Of Ped

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Arizona’s Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible for the reappearance of a banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season.

The NCAA notified the school on Thursday that the preseason All-America junior guard tested positive for trace amount of the substance late last month.

Arizona says the amount detected was minuscule by scientific standards and appeared to be a remnant of the undisclosed performance-enhancing drug Trier said he unknowingly ingested last season. The NCAA agreed, the school said.

Arizona is appealing the decision and hoping Trier will regain his eligibility soon. The 14th-ranked Wildcats (21-6, 11-3) have four regular-season games left before the Pac-12 Tournament starts March 7 in Las Vegas.

Trier sat out the first 19 games in 2016-17 after testing positive for the drug. He won an appeal with the NCAA and was allowed to return after the substance cleared his system.

“I have never knowingly taken a banned substance,” Trier said in a statement last season. “After finding out that I was given a banned substance by a well-intentioned, but misguided person not associated with the University after an injury, I presented this information to the NCAA. The NCAA agreed that I had no knowledge of receiving the substance and my eligibility was restored.”

Trier has been a key cog in the Wildcats’ bid to win their fourth Pac-12 title in five seasons. He is second to freshman Deandre Ayton for the team scoring lead at 19.6 points per game and second with 3.2 assists.

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Wooden Watch Can Someone Catch Trae Young

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To this point, there is no question as to who has been the most impressive player during the college basketball season: Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young.

The nation’s leader in both scoring (29.1 points per game) and assists (9.3), Young is the clear favorite for the Wooden Award. Two weeks ago, it seemed like he was a virtual lock and the final two months of the season would serve as somewhat of a send-off party before his inevitable leap to the NBA.

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But even then, after Young scored 44 points in a 98-96 win against Baylor on Jan. 30, there were signs that Oklahoma might not be much of a factor come March. The Sooners lost three of four going into that win after peaking at No. 9 in the AP poll and have since lost four straight to fall into a fifth-place tie with Baylor in the Big 12 at 6-7.

The Sooners’ poor run isn’t in spite of brilliance from Young, either. He’s still scoring at a high clip, but in the four-game skid he has made just 7 of 41 3-point attempts and committed 23 turnovers.

In the past 20 years, only one Wooden Award winner has come from a team with double-digit losses — Texas was 25-10 when Kevin Durant won it in 2007. In that same span, every winner’s team won at least one game in the NCAA tournament and all but two advanced past the tournament’s opening weekend.

In ESPN’s latest Bracketology, which came out before Oklahoma lost to Texas Tech on Tuesday, the Sooners were listed as a No. 5 seed, but it’s not inconceivable for the Sooners not to make the tournament. Say they lose three of their remaining regular-season games and bow out in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. At 18-13, they would be firmly on the bubble and if they get left out, Young’s shot at winning the Wooden would be a break from history.

So, if the Sooners lose him out of contention, who would have a real chance at winning?

Right now, that’s anybody’s guess, but here are a few possibilities — and it will likely be decided more by what happens over the rest of the season.

The draft darlings

Deandre Ayton, Arizona: The Wildcats haven’t quite met expectations, but they’re still 20-6, in first place in the Pac-12 and Ayton has been a dominant force. At 7-foot-1, he’s a strong candidate to be drafted No. 1 overall in the upcoming NBA draft and if he has a memorable March, he could play his way into contention. He’s averaging 19.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.

Marvin Bagley III, Duke: A knee injury has kept him out of the Blue Devils’ past two games, but when he’s on the court it’s easy to see why Bagley believed he didn’t need another season of high school basketball. In fact, there’s a case to be made that he was ready to play in the NBA this season. Like Ayton, and the rest of these candidates, there’s still plenty of time for him to leave his mark on the season.

The best players on good teams

Miles Bridges, Michigan State: A favorite for the award when the season began, Bridges leads the second-ranked Spartans in scoring (17.3) and knocked down a key shot late to beat then-No. 3 Purdue last week. With another run to the Final Four, Bridges could be deserving.

Trevon Bluiett, Xavier: The Musketeers have won nine in a row, including a win against Seton Hall on Wednesday in which Bluiett went for a season-high 37 points. He has a chance Saturday against Villanova to make a statement in a game that could give Xavier a 2?-game lead in the Big East standings.

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Keenan Evans, Texas Tech Evans’ rise was highlighted in last week’s Wooden Watch and took another significant step forward after outplaying Young in Tech’s 88-78 win on Tuesday. Evans scored 26 points, aided by shooting 4-of-7 on 3s, and has the Red Raiders all alone in first place in the Big 12.

Stock down

Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s Largely because of Landale, the Gaels climbed to their highest ranking in program history — No. 11 in the AP poll — but against Gonzaga at home, with a chance to move into the top 10, he was ineffective. Landale scored just four points — his lowest total in the past two seasons — as Saint Mary’s lost 78-65 on Saturday. He’ll have a chance to bounce back Thursday against San Francisco, which he scored 26 points against the first time they played.

Others to watch: Mohamed Bamba, Texas; Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State; Mikal Bridges, Villanova; Jalen Brunson, Villanova; Carsen Edwards, Purdue; Vincent Edwards, Purdue; Marcus Foster, Creighton; Kansas; Luke Maye, North Carolina; Collin Sexton, Alabama; Allonzo Trier, Arizona.

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No 14 Arizonas Trier Suspended For Trace Amount Of Ped

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The NCAA has declared No. 14 Arizona’s Allonzo Trier ineligible for the reappearance of the banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season.

The school said the NCAA notified the Wildcats on Thursday that the junior guard had a trace amount of the substance from a drug test late last month. Arizona did not specify the drug, saying only it was a banned substance.

Arizona says the amount detected was minuscule by scientific standards and appeared to be a remnant of the performance-enhancing drug Trier unknowingly ingested last season. The NCAA agreed, the school said.

Arizona is appealing the decision and hoping Trier will regain his eligibility soon.

Trier sat out the first 19 games in 2016-17 after testing positive for the drug, which he said came from a well-intentioned person not affiliated with the university following an injury.

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