News | Feb 18 2018

George Groves injury throws World Boxing Super Series final into doubt

Shane McGuigan reacts to George Groves' performance against Chris Eubank Jr, writes John Dennen
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 took a stirring unanimous decision victory over Chris Eubank Jr at the Manchester Arena on Saturday (February 17) to defend his WBA super-middleweight title. But an injury to his left shoulder, possibly a dislocation, has thrown his participation in the World Boxing Super Series final into doubt. It had been pencilled in for June 2 at the O2 Arena in London.

“It’s a massive concern. It’s a massive concern for the tournament. George Groves’ health is paramount,” his trainer Shane McGuigan said. “I think he missed with a long left hook, when the muscles were tired and fatigued. Eubank was jumping in all night long, coming in with his elbows.

“There were no issues with his shoulder in camp.”