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Superb Saint Storms into Final!

George 'The Saint' Groves produced a stunning performance to defend his WBA Super World title against fellow Brit Chris Eubank Jr at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night in the semi-final of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series.

The Saint dominated the fight in front of a packed Manchester Arena and even battled through a dislocated shoulder in the final round to claim a unanimous decision, with the judges scoring 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113 in his favour.

Groves added the IBO world title to his WBA crown and will now face either Callum Smith or Juergen Braehmer in the final for the inaugural Muhammad Ali Trophy in June.
 
The tournament's No 1 seed showed his size, experience and skill, controlling the pace from the start and dealing with almost everything Eubank Jr threw at him, even in a frenetic finish that saw Groves dislocate his shoulder.

"He didn't lie when he said he would grit it out," Groves told ITV Box Office.

"He didn't bring pressure because I was hurting him. I dropped him at least once but it didn't count, which was dubious.

"I wasn't going to let anything beat me. I've boxed on with cuts, broken jaws, everything. Here, I wasn't going to let any injury get me out. It was about who wanted it most I think and I obviously wanted it most."
 



To read George's biography click HERE, for his fight history, click HERE


Groves v Eubank Jr: The Day After

The official WBSS documentary covering fight week and the behind the scenes on fight night itself.


 

 

 


stats

Division: Super-middle
Ratings - World: 1/974
Ratings - British: 1/77
D.O.B: 26.03.1988
Residence: London, UK
Won: 28 (KO20) 
Lost: 3
Drawn: 0
Rounds Boxed: 198
KO% 65
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