WBA super-middleweight champion Georges Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) advanced to the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament, stopping fellow Englishman Jamie Cox (23-1, 13 KOs) with a brutal punch to the body in the fourth round of an entertaining battle at London’s Wembley Arena. Groves was the super-middleweight tournament’s #1 seed, therefore he was one of the four seeded fighters allowed to choose their respective quarterfinal opponents from the unseeded side.
Groves’ win sets up a mouthwatering semifinal clash with Chris Eubank Jr (26-1, 20 KOs), and that will surely be a massive fight for the British boxing fans to savor. No date has been confirmed, but the tournament semis for the super-middleweight and cruiserweight divisions are both slated for January-February 2018.
You can watch the finish at the 14:10 mark of the video below.
And for the slo-mo replay, courtesy of Grabaka Hitman.
George Groves floors Jamie Cox in R4 with a savage body shot. pic.twitter.com/YSURdghmp5
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 14, 2017
Not only did Jamie Cox take the first professional loss of his career, but he was left hanging by the ringside interviewer after wrapping up his post-fight chat. Poor guy.
Cox taking another brutal L after being counted out moments earlier. Get Gabriel Clarke in the tournament! #CoxGroves #Boxing pic.twitter.com/1JEOqjXOqf
— The Galaxxy Warrior (@SixHeadz) October 14, 2017
Here’s the updated World Boxing Super Series bracket.
WBSS Super Middleweight Tournament
#1 “Saint” George Groves (WBA champion – 27-3, 20 KO) def. Jamie Cox (23-1, 13 KO) by KO, round 4
#3 Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr (26-1, 20 KO) def. Avni “Mr. Robot” Yildirim (16-1, 10 KO) by KO, round 3
#2 Callum “Mundo” Smith (23-0, 17 KO) def. Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KO) by unanimous decision
#4 Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KO) vs Rob “Bravo” Brant (22-0, 15 KO) – October 27th in Schwerin, Germany
Semifinals (Jan/Feb 2018)
George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr.
Callum Smith vs. Braehmer/Brant winner
Final (May 2018)
TBA vs. TBD
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