Date: 10th July 2017 at 3:54pm
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The new concept whereby the inaugural World Boxing Super Series pitches eight fighter against each other in a knockout style competition, will be an intriguing affair.

Purely from a Brits involved point-of-view, the super-middleweight division, as opposed to the cruiserweight division, takes my fancy.

Of Chris Eubank Jnr can see off the challenge presented by Arthur Abraham this weekend, then there will be four British fighters in the mix for the honours that go with winning the competition, with Eubank Jnr joining George Groves, Callum Smith and Jamie Cox in the mixer.

With the draw having been made in Monte Carlo, with the seeded fighters picking their opponents, George Groves opted to select his fellow Brit, Jamie Cox in the first fight, explaining to the media about what he called his strategic selection,

‘It’s a long tournament and you pick the easy guys first.’

Meanwhile, Callum Smith, who sacrificed a WBC world title shot against Anthony Dirrell to take part, selected Erik Skoglund with Callum remarking,

‘I think stylistically, Erik is the best fight for me.

As for Eubank Jnr, if he beats Arthur Abraham, Chris Eubank Snr travelled to Monte Carlo, what with his son in training for the Abraham fight, he chose the Turkish fighter, Avni Yildirim.

It?s an interesting concept but one I reckon will only get going once we reach the semi-final stages.