Betfair: Punters putting faith in Eubank Jr’s outright chances

The format of the World Boxing Super Series means that the ultimate prize for the victor of Saturday’s bout between Chris Eubank Jr and Avni Yildirim, is a potential semi-final clash with George Groves.

The series is made up of two explosive eight man tournaments from the super-middleweight and cruiserweight divisions, not only providing boxing fans with a plethora of intriguing super-fights, but also a host of exciting ante post betting markets.

Betfair’s Katie Baylis revealed that in the outright betting markets: “It has all been about Chris Eubank Jr, at 11/4, over 50% of bets in the outright market have been on the fighter with the famous family name.”

Baylis also outlined the potential popularity of a domestic dust up between Groves and Eubank Jr should they both get through their respective quarter final ties, Baylis said: “The Eubanks are divisive characters – you either love them or hate them. With that in mind we would suggest interest levels in the event would skyrocket should Groves/Eubank fall out of the early fights.

“We would even suggest that this is something which could top Froch/Groves in terms of volume. It should also be a relatively even match up, so that’s always something which would heighten interest levels and make it a very viable betting proposition for punters no matter which side they fall on.”

Eubank Jr is currently 1/7 to earn a victory this weekend, with Groves 1/6 favourite to outwit Jamie Cox next weekend and set up a hotly anticipated contest between the two. Fellow Brit Callum Smith is the 6/5 favourite to win the tournament outright, whilst Groves is a 5/2 second, closely followed by Eubank Jr at 11/4 in third.

Source: SBC News