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George Groves weathers early Jamie Cox storm, wins in four with crunching body shot

Joe Hewlett 14/10/2017

George Groves cemented his place into the semi-finals as a ruthless body shot to the right-side of Jamie Cox’s kidney ended the contest in the fourth round.

Both men meant the business from the opening bell though, often sharing the middle of the ring and going toe-to-toe with one another. 

Cox had successes in the first two rounds, but Groves was on a mission to end it early himself and looked set to after a combination of extensive shots to the head and body.

Whilst the contest continued, Cox didn’t go down without a fight, hitting the world champion with some swift counter punches.

Seeded number one for the World Boxing Super Series extravaganza, Groves was making his maiden defence of the WBA ‘Super’ super-middleweight championship following his sensational victory over Fedor Chudinov.

Whilst Jamie Cox, unseeded for the inaugural Muhammed Ali trophy, was hoping to rip the belt out of ‘The Saints’ hands in what was his maiden challenge for a world title.

Both men traded blows and Cox was hoping to turn the script on its head. However, ‘The Saint’ weathered the storm and used his size difference to advantage, landing the bigger and more effective shots.

Chris Eubank Jr was ringside alongside father, aka, English to witness the victory.Labelled as the Battle of Britain, Groves and IBO holder Eubank Jr will meet around late January time to determine who makes the final of the World Boxing Super Series.

Labelled as the Battle of Britain, Groves and IBO holder Eubank Jr will meet around late January or February time to determine who makes the final of the World Boxing Super Series.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95

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