GEORGE GROVES told us all along.
Perhaps everyone should have believed him from the start. Perhaps everyone should have given George Groves more respect, considering the mountains he’d climbed and what he went through while doing so. But no doubt tonight, inside the Manchester Arena, George Groves turned in a tremendous showing which made those who didn’t believe him feel a little bit silly. He won’t be doubted again in a hurry.
It was supposed to be a two-way war. It was supposed to be too hard to call. After 12 rounds, only one judge saw it that way, the 115-113 that Marcus McDonnell scored was way too close. The other two tallies of 117-112 and 116-112 were more in keeping with reality but still didn’t tell the story of almost total dominance from the pre-fight underdog.