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George Groves and Adam Booth split confirmed

Phil Jay 18/09/2013

World super-middleweight title challenger George Groves and long-time trainer Adam Booth have ended their professional relationship after five years together, it has been confirmed today.

The 25 year-old, who challenges IBF and WBA champion Carl Froch on November 23 in Manchester, has steadily worked his way up the rankings alongside Booth for years and now looks destined to be without him for his defining night.

Booth, who also trains former world heavyweight title holder David Haye, had so far refused to comment on the possible parting of ways and former British and European champion Groves was also tight-lipped at his recent press conference to officially announce the Froch fight on Monday.

But Sky Sports News have broken the news this afternoon that the rumours doing the rounds are in fact true, with Londoner Groves in the market for a new trainer to prepare him for what will be the biggest fight of his career in two months’ time against the ‘Cobra.’ It is the worst possible timing for Groves, with Nottingham’s Froch rated as the second best 168lber in the world behind Andre Ward and the ‘Saint’ a big underdog to take his two belts when the pair clash at the Phones 4U Arena.