Fans livid with ITV ahead of Groves vs Eubank Jnr match

Sam Warner
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From Digital Spy

The much-anticipated George Groves v Chris Eubank Jnr boxing match this evening (February 17) has been somewhat overshadowed by viewer complaints about not being able to watch it. Not very handy at all.

ITV Box Office holds official rights to show the match, though social media has been flooded with viewer frustrations about being unable to access it.

Among them are singer Liam Gallagher, who tweeted: "How the f**k you meant to watch this boxing match", adding: "WTFs itv box office".

Former Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby also screenshot a page saying that the match was not available in her region, the reality star writing: "It keeps saying this".

An ITV spokesman told Digital Spy: "We've experienced high demand tonight for the Groves vs Eubank Jr fight on ITV Box Office and apologise for the problems that some viewers have experienced.

"We have worked hard to rectify those issues to ensure fans are able to watch this exciting event."

It wasn't just celebrities having trouble accessing the fight.

Other boxing fans revealed they were getting a blank screens or similar problems to Charlotte when trying to watch, with one person writing: "ITV box office is terrible, been trying to watch the fight for about 2 hours now and all I'm getting is a blue screen".