James DeGale has launched a stinging Twitter attack on Chris Eubank Jr after the latter was beaten by George Groves in a super-middleweight title fight on Saturday.
Groves prevailed by margins of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 on the judges' scorecards as he earned a place in the final of the World Boxing Super Series, despite suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder during the final round as Eubank launched a desperate onslaught.
Eubank - the son of former two-weight world champion Chris Eubank - was outclassed by Groves at the Manchester Arena and DeGale seemed to revel in the 28-year-old's performance.
"You are the biggest hype job I've never [sic] known," he tweeted. "You and your father going around telling people you are a killer! YOU should be very embarrassed.
"Now go crawl back under your rock."
You are the biggest hype job Iv never known... you and your father going around telling people you are a killer! YOU should be very embarrassed... now go crawl back under your rock @ChrisEubankJr@ChrisEubank-- James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) February 18, 2018
DeGale - the 2008 Olympic middleweight champion - lost to Groves in his 11th professional fight in 2011.
I'll sleep well tonight.... good night people xx-- James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) February 18, 2018
Actually one more.... @ChrisEubank night xxxx-- James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) February 18, 2018