News | Feb 18 2018

George Groves: ‘I wasn’t going to let anything beat me’

George Groves wasn't going to let his shoulder injury derail him against Chris Eubank Jr, writes Liam Blackburn
George Groves
World Boxing Super Series Semi Final - George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr - WBA & IBO World Super-Middleweight Titles  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

GEORGE GROVES could miss the World Boxing Super Series final having been taken to hospital with a suspected dislocated shoulder suffered in his victory over Chris Eubank Jr in Manchester.

WBA world champion Groves won his semi-final by beating his fellow Briton on a unanimous points decision 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in perhaps the finest performance of the super middleweight’s career.

Though Eubank Jr battled a major cut above his eye sustained in the third round, Groves was forced to soldier on in the bout’s dying stages with a serious shoulder injury that not only hampered him on the night, but could also prevent him from facing either Callum Smith or Jurgen Brahmer in a final scheduled for June.