Wer die Muhammad Ali Trophy gewinnen will, muss an ihm vorbei: Weltmeister George Groves. Der Engländer mit der großen Klappe blickt mit nur 29 Jahren. George Robert Groves (* Dezember in St Helens, Merseyside, England; † 4. September in North Hollywood, Kalifornien) war ein. George Groves (* März in London) ist ein ehemaliger britischer Profiboxer, der von 20an den Start ging. Von bis.
Ali Trophy: George Groves - Topfavorit mit der großen KlappeSerien. von Tilo Schmitz (als Walter Napali) in Hawaii () in Episode "Ein sehr persönlicher Fall" (Staffel 11). Bold Bloc Design - DeGale George Groves Boxing Sports x90cm Multi Leinwand Kunstdruck Box gerahmte Bild Wand hangen - Bereit zum Aufhangen. WBA-Superchampion George Groves hat als erster Boxer das Finale im Turnier um die Muhammad-Ali-Trophy im Supermittelgewicht erreicht.
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Gutknecht collapsed in the dressing room following the bout and was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery for swelling to the brain.
This would be his 4th attempt at a world title. Although the venue wasn't confirmed via his Twitter, Groves stated he would like to fight in London.
Sauerland Events confirmed they had until 5 January to agree on a deal. The winner of both fights would then need to meet in order to decide one titleholder, as part of WBA's plans to reduce the number of world titles per division.
In his fourth attempt, Groves finally became world champion when he stopped Chudinov in round six. A barrage of punches gave referee Steve Gray no choice but to halt the fight giving Groves the win.
The fight was non stop action from the opening bell. After an evenly matched first two rounds, Groves took control. Groves was cut above the eye in round four after an accidental clash of heads.
The official time of stoppage was 1 minute and 14 seconds. Groves spoke to Sky Sports after the fight and credited his trainer Shane McGuigan, "This is the end of a lifetime's work.
Shane McGuigan has resurrected my career. Now I'm mature enough to admit that. I feel like I'm the best in the division. I'm willing and ready to fight anyone.
Groves said, That or [I] broke it from over-smiling since. On 16 June , Groves announced that he would be the first super-middleweight to join the World Boxing Super Series tournament.
The 8-man bracket-style elimination tournament, which would see the winner earn a grand cash prize as well as the 'greatest prize in boxing', the Muhammad Ali Trophy.
The reason for joining was to prove that he is the best super-middleweight in the world. A draft gala was scheduled to take place on 8 July in Monaco to determine who Groves would fight in the quarter finals.
At the Draft Gala on 8 July, Groves, who was first-seeded, meaning he had the option to select his opponent, choose to fight undefeated British boxer Jamie Cox , 13 KOs.
Groves' WBA title would also be at stake as well the winner advancing to the semi finals against the winner of Chris Eubank Jr.
Groves took back his earlier words of saying Cox was the easiest, "I know there are no easy fights in this tournament and there are no easy fights at world level, but Jamie is the guy I know the most about.
A perfectly placed right hand to the body send Cox down in pain. Referee Steve Gray counted him out at 1 minute, 42 seconds into the round.
The fight started with both boxers feeling each other out and trading sporadically. Cox boxed well for the first two rounds however seemed a little reckless in doing so.
Groves boxed sensibly, waiting for counter shots. That's what we wanted. I didn't want an easy fight. At first, promoter Kalle Sauerland stated he would try to book the fight for a stadium in either London or Manchester.
The winner of the fight would earn his place in the final of the tournament as well as walk out with the WBA Super and IBO super-middleweight titles.
Groves secured his place in the final of the tournament after defeating Eubank over 12 rounds. The judges scored the fight , and for Groves.
Groves, the bigger man in the ring, used his jab to control the fight after a cagey round and mostly fought on the back foot, occasionally landing the big shot.
An accidental clash of heads caused Eubank to receive a cut on the side of his right eye in round 3. The big cut was dealt with by his corner after the round, but as the fight went on to the later rounds, blood was seen flowing expeditiously.
Many thought Eubanks cutman was inadequate in his attempt to stop the cut, Eubank later said he struggled to see out the eye. The fight was riddled with a lot of clinches and unclean punches from both boxers.
Groves also suffered a dislocated shoulder in round It was said that Groves weighed around pounds on fight night.
The jab was landing correctly all night. When he had success, it was because I did something wrong. I thought I did enough in the later rounds to win the fight, but it was a close fight.
And all credit to George. You know, this is all part of boxing. You win some and you lose some. Hopefully we can get a rematch.
It was enough of a good fight to have another one. Many pundits and former boxers stated Eubank should move forward and hire a trainer.
On 13 February, it was announced that the final of the super-middleweight tournament would take place at the O2 Arena in London on 2 June He wrote, "We will be applying to the WBSuperSeries for a one-month extension and are hopeful of securing this.
Sauerland stated, "We're working at the moment on all the solutions and scenarios, where George [Groves] is fit and where he isn't.
We're hopeful [Groves will be fit], so we'll see. You can't start the tournament and then have the final lingering into the next tournament.
I'm sorry, that's not going to happen. We have a substitute system. Smith's trainer Joe Gallagher confirmed contracts had been signed.
After a tight match with the fighters level on the judges' scorecards, Smith defeated Groves by round 7 knockout.
Early in the fight, Groves established his jab whilst trying to avoid any power shots from Smith, whilst Smith was connecting with his right hand.
Smith had more success in round 3 after a counter-right hand buckled Groves legs. In round 6, Smith backed Groves against the ropes and landed two strong jabs.
He later landed a clean left hook which forced Groves to move back. Midway through round 7, Groves landed two body shots, however leaving himself open, Smith landed a left hook, which again shook Groves and forced him to retreat backwards.
Groves was hurt at this point and Smith went after Groves against the ropes and landed numerous shots, including a hard body shot and an uppercut, ultimately sending Groves to the canvas.
Groves managed to get to one knee, before referee Luis Pabon finished the count, giving Smith the win. Groves made no excuses, claiming the shoulder was never an issue in the fight.
He also ruled out retirement. Muhammad Ali's daughter presented Smith with the trophy. One judge had it even after 6 rounds at 57—57, two judges had Groves ahead 59—55 and 58—56 and one judge had Smith ahead 59— On 28 January , at the age of 30, Groves announced his retirement from professional boxing, stating, "I don't want there to be a time where I'm 'too old' to box, or where injury retires me.
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Sensing that he was about to lose the round having fought too defensively, Froch opened up and tried to land punches of his own. Groves responded by catching him with a quick, hard overhand right which knocked down Froch for only the second time in his career the first being against Jermain Taylor in their fight.
Despite being known for his iron chin , Froch was seriously hurt and only just made it out of the round. The ensuing rounds saw Groves—who was eleven years younger than Froch—outboxing him and consistently landing clean punches, as the prospect of a major upset was brewing.
In round six, both boxers exchanged heavy punches with the harder-hitting Froch focusing on body shots, while the quicker-handed Groves targeted the head.
More of the same followed in the seventh and eighth rounds, but one reporter noted that referee Howard Foster was intervening too often with the action when it appeared that Groves was running out of steam.
Groves momentarily tried to clinch , but was sent back against the ropes by more straight right hands from Froch. All three judges had Groves ahead on their scorecards: 78—73, 76—75, and 76— Immediately the result was heavily protested by Groves, his team, and onlookers alike, in what was seen as a hugely controversial ending to an exciting fight.
Afterwards, the latter said: "He was a tough, tough fighter. But when he started getting hit, he started to fall apart. I broke him down in seven and eight, and I stopped him in round nine.
George Groves turned his back on me and was slumping down to the floor, his arms were collapsed and his head was hanging and he wasn't defending himself.
So I don't think the referee had any choice but to stop the fight. Groves disagreed vehemently: "It was a terrible, terrible, decision. However, those in attendance and around the country were stunned when Groves charged at the veteran and dropped him with a clean right hand in the very first round.
Back in the Sky Sports studio, pundits Amir Khan and David Haye were watching on next to former cruiserweight world champion Glenn McCrory and they were all stunned by the explosive start.
Unfortunately, the fight was mired in controversy after referee Howard Foster called a halt to proceedings in the ninth round. The challenger was still on his feet with his senses intact, but Froch had three and a half rounds to land his trademark devastating right hand and it was argued the end was near.