News | Jun 26 2018

Boxing News at 5: George Groves predicts Josh Taylor will become a world champion

George Groves has a very important piece advice for Josh Taylor writes Terry Dooley in today's Boxing News at 5
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George Groves & Jamie Cox press conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Adam Holt

GAVIN McDONNELL’S excellent run of form has attracted the heavyweight backing of another fighter who is currently on fire. Tony Bellew trains alongside the super-bantamweight at Dave Coldwell’s gym and the former WBC cruiserweight holder believes that the 32-year-old’s wins over Gamal Yafai and Stuart Hall (both by decision) should lead to another world title shot.

Doncaster’s McDonnell lost to Rey Vargas for the vacant WBC world title in February of last year yet has rebounded in fine fashion and raised a few eyebrows when he soundly and roundly out-pointed the highly-touted Yafai for a WBC International title in March.

The win over Hall flew under the radar somewhat yet with his stock currently high in the ratings — he is ranked at number three by the WBC — Bellew believes that his stablemate is on course for a world title tilt either later this year or in 2019.