Saint to fight Jamie Cox in first defence!

George ‘The Saint’ Groves will put his WBA Super World title belt on the line against Britain's Jamie Cox in the Quarter-finals of the new World Boxing Super Series.

Groves wants to prove he is the "best super-middleweight on the planet" and has entered the 12-stone edition of the new competition. Top seed Groves has opted to fight unbeaten British rival Jamie Cox as the last-eight pairings were announced in the glamorous setting of Monaco on Saturday night, ahead of what is being hailed as a revolutionary knockout event.

Eight super-middleweights and eight cruiserweights will square off, with the quarter-finals in each division set for September/October this year, ahead of the semis and finals in 2018.

The winners of the tournament will receive the Muhammad Ali Trophy and the top four seeds in each category picked their opening opponents on Saturday night.

"Me and Jamie are old buddies," said Groves. "We've known each other a long time now.

"I quite fancied a bit of a domestic dust-up. I've provided him a great opportunity, he's fighting for a world title.

"It's also a strategic move. It's a long tournament, so I picked the easy guy first."

The full draw for the World Super Series quarter-finals is as follows:

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

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