In today’s latest boxing news round-up we discuss the chances of Groves winning another belt, the disappointment of Eubank senior, and the rocket of a shot from Danny Garcia.
Groves is confident that he can fight in the World boxing super series final
George Groves is confident that he will be taking part in the World boxing super series final on June 2 after he suffered a shoulder injury during his win against Chris Eubank Jnr on Saturday.
Groves’s competitor in the final will be either Callum Smith or Germany’s Juergen Braehmer. Groves managed to retain his WBA super-middleweight title through his points win but had to be taken to hospital with a suspected dislocated shoulder.
“If the date needs to be changed I’m sure the tournament would decide it is better to delay it to get me into the final because it wouldn’t be the same,” Groves told BBC Radio 5 live.
“It is vitally important to me in my boxing career to go on and achieve what is now the dream of winning the World Boxing Super Series,” said Groves. I’ve worked so hard. I’ve had two big fights to get into the final. I need to go and see the specialist to find out what the recovery time is.”
Source: BBC Boxing
Conor McGregor confirms that Floyd Mayweather will not fight in UFC
MMA star Conor McGregor has confirmed that Floyd Mayweather will not be coming out of retirement to face him in an MMA fight.
McGregor crossed-over to fight Mayweather in a boxing match last August. While the MMA star looked good during the early rounds of the bout, he was eventually outclassed and ended up losing during the tenth round by T.K.O.
McGregor has said that he is happy but not surprised that Mayweather is staying retired. The Irishman is now negotiating his next fight, it is uncertain whether that will be in the MMA Octagon or in the boxing ring.
At 41-years- old, Mayweather has nothing left to prove to the combat sports world. He has gone up and beaten the best.
Now that he is well past his prime, training for MMA could be difficult on his body and could entail him sustaining an unwanted and painful injury during the training process.
With the money that Mayweather made from his fight against McGregor last August, he does not need to step into the Octagon.
He also would obviously not want to be outclassed nor embarrassed by the Irishman.
Source: Instagram / Conor McGregor
Chris Eubank Sr admits that Jr did not perform against Groves
Chris Eubank Sr has admitted that his son did not perform on Saturday as he lost against George
Groves by unanimous decision.
In the process Groves booked himself a place in the final of the world boxing super series.
Groves went on to win by margins off 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 according to the judges scorecards despite having suffered a dislocated shoulder during the final round.
Eubank Jr who is the son of former world champion Chris Eubank has inherited his father’s granite chin as he stood up to clean shots throughout the bout from Groves after being hindered by a cut-eye during the third round.
Groves retained his WBA- super middleweight title which he won against Fedor Chudinov in Sheffield last year.
The 29-year- old will now compete in the world boxing series final in June against the winner of the fight between Callum Smith and Jurgen Brahmer which takes place next week.
Source: Boxing Scene
Danny Garcia sends shockwaves with knockout victory over Brandon Rios
Danny Garcia sent shockwaves around the boxing world on Saturday as he delivered a killer right hand which sent Brandon Rios to the canvas.
Garcia was the favourite heading into the bout and ensured that an upset was not on the cards as he dominated from start to finish.
After ducking a punch from Rios, Garcia delivered an enormous punch which sent his opponent crashing to the ground. Though Rios was able to get back onto his feet, the referee stopped the bout to bring it to a close.
The 29-year- old has earned himself praise for the way in which he won the fight throughout the world and his effort could end up being a contender for knockout of the year.
The result ensures that Garcia returns to winning ways after losing via a split decision against Keith Thurman. Garcia (35-1) is best known in the UK for the victory that he recorded against Amir Khan.
Source: Daily Star
World Boxing Super-Series set to expand
The world boxing super series is set to add a third weight class to its ranks as the competition looks to expand following its huge success.
Following the fight on Saturday between Chris Eubank Jr and George Groves which lived up to expectations, promoter Kalle Sauerland announced his plans for the future.
Sauerland has confirmed that the competition is considering the possibility of having bantamweight, lightweight and light-heavyweight divisions for next season.
He told Boxing News: “We’re looking first of all at two, but a third one’s on the agenda. Definitely two but potentially a third.
“We’ll announce a lighter weight first; bantam, feather, lightweight, super-fly, we’re looking at those weights.”
“They’re all talking about going to light-heavy as well. The light-heavies and, hey, [maybe] cruisers, again.”
Sauerland further reflected on the successes of the world boxing super series and said: “It’s something special; to see the trophy being lifted for the first time after four years of working on the project and the year now on the road with it.
“I think the first season was about me being confident of getting names in. I think if you look at the reaction, most of those guys want to go in. People who don’t go in the tournament, they’re going to be a bit found out now aren’t they? I’ll name and shame. I’m terrible like that. [Anthony] Dirrell, [David] Benavidez are the biggest ones.”
Source: The Sun Boxing