WATCH: Chris Eubank Jr and Irish sparring partner separated following heated spar


Chris Eubank Jr is deep in camp ahead of his big British showdown with George Groves.

Eubank challenges the WBA super middleweight champion on Saturday February 17th at the Manchester Arena in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series.

The Brighton puncher is getting plenty of Irish sparring in ahead of the clash which will be shown live on ITV Box Office.

Eubank has been doing work with Waterford super middleweight Craig McCarthy [2(0)-0] and Elite Senior light heavyweight runner-up Tony Browne – as well as renewing acquaintances with Cork’s Vladimir Belujsky whom he sparred ahead of his stunning stoppage win over Avni Yildrim in the quarter-finals.

Belujsky [2(2)-0-1] was back sparring Eubank less than a week after registering a first round stoppage win over Julio Morojo in Mexico.

British radio station Talksport were in the gym for one of the sessions recently and were permitted to film.

What they captured was an intense spar where Eubanks father and former world champion Chris Sr had to climb into the ring and intervene.

Watch the Chris Eubank Jr v Vladimir Belujsky sparring below:

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie