Sauerland react to George Groves Royal Marines training incident

Promoters Sauerland have moved to allay fears regarding George Groves following a boating accident at a Royal Marines training camp that resulted in the Londoner spending time in hospital.

Groves, 27, was training with the Naval Services’ light infantry force for his upcoming world title clash against Badou Jack, which has a tentative date of August 22, and Sauerland have stated that the incident will have no bearing on the top contender’s schedule.

“We can confirm that a minor incident took place during George Grove’s training camp with the Royal Marines on Monday afternoon as part of his preparation for his forthcoming WBC Super Middleweight World Championship fight with Badou Jack scheduled to take place in the United States in late August or early September.

“George was taken to hospital for precautionary checks but immediately released following the incident that took place while taking part in a boat activity with the Marines. The injury will not affect his preparations for the Jack fight and he will continue his training camp as planned.

“George Groves and Team Sauerland hope to make an announcement in the coming days with regards to the date and location of the fight as negotiations continue.”