Chris Eubank Jr has questioned George Groves’ desire ahead of their World Boxing Super Series semi-final.

Brighton’s Eubank Jr and fellow Brit Groves went head-to-head today at the final press conference before Saturday’s fight in Manchester.

Eubank Jr, accompanied by trainer Ronnie Davies on the top table, believes WBA super-middleweight champion Groves has “everything to lose”.

The IBO champion said: "I don't think George is fully committed to this fight and I don't think he's willing to give everything to win.

"I am and there's nothing that George can do that is going to stop me."

Groves, 29, won a world title at the fourth attempt by stopping Fedor Chudinov last May, having fallen short in previous attempts against Carl Froch, twice, and Badou Jack, before defeating Jamie Cox in his first defence five months later.

While he played down suggestions of the importance of this fight to him, Groves rubbished Eubank Jr, 28, questioning his desire.

He said: "This is not my biggest fight to date but I am in the form of my life, certainly in the best shape of my career, and fully prepared to go out and retain my world title in style.

"I'm world champion and I want to continue to be. I've sacrificed a lot, I've been through some terrible times to get to where I am now. Desire is one thing that I know I've always had in abundance. I've been able to pick myself up from the lowest of points to get back to the top."

Groves quipped Eubank Jr will "probably blame his dad and move back down to middleweight" if he loses.

He added: "Junior is flapping already, he is a cliche, he is a gimmick. I've been here, I've done this many, many times. This is just another step along my journey."

Eubank Jr responded by claiming Groves is envious of him, saying: "He keeps calling me a gimmick, you're kind of obsessed with trying to get across to the public that I'm not real. I think it's plain to see that that is ludicrous.

"If anything, I think you would love to be me, you would love to be in my position. You would love to have the Instagram followers and the style (that I have).

"You're even wearing the same suit I wore when we had our first face-off after your fight. I think you're jealous, George."