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.”