Feature | Feb 17 2018

George Groves – Five revealing moments

Pivotal points and telling occasions in the career of George Groves
George Groves
George Groves  |  Action Images/Peter Cziborra

TONIGHT (Saturday February 17) at Manchester Arena, the highly anticipated World Boxing Super Series semi-final between WBA super-middleweight king George Groves and challenger Chris Eubank Jr takes place. Ahead of the mouth-watering British superfight, we take a look at five revealing moments from Groves’ career so far.

November 13, 2010 – Dropped by Anderson

In the first defence of his Commonwealth super-middleweight title, Groves faced off against gritty Scot Kenny Anderson, who had taken the fight at just two weeks’ notice. Despite eventually stopping Anderson in six rounds, Groves hit the deck in the third. Ever since – rightly or wrongly – some observers have labelled Groves’ chin as suspect.