GEORGE GROVES will retire from boxing. The popular Londoner has been one of Britain’s most successful boxers in recent years.
He defeated James DeGale in a British title fight as long ago as 2011. His rivalry with Carl Froch saw him sell out Wembley stadium. That was a famous defeat and Groves fell short in a third world title fight when Badou Jack beat him on a split decision in Las Vegas.
But he finally won the WBA super-middleweight crown when he beat Fedor Chudinov in 2017. He handled another British rival in Chris Eubank Jnr to reach the final of the World Boxing Super Series, despite dislocating his left shoulder. He lost the WBSS final, and his title, when he boxed Callum Smith in Jeddah last September and has decided now to hang up his gloves.