14
Dec
2018

Exclusive: Jamie Cox reflects on George Groves loss, open to challenging top names at 160 or 168

Chandler Waller 10/01/2018
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Jamie Cox took his first loss challenging for George Groves’ WBA Super Middleweight title in October.

From the experience, Jamie spoke to WBN this week to reflect on the World Boxing Super Series Quarter-Final reverse,

“I just need to be a bit more patient, be more patient in the fight, it’s not over till its over, we’re the top fighters, I’m just looking forward to getting back in there and correcting my wrongs,” Cox exclusively told World Boxing News.

Under the Matchroom Boxing banner, Cox made a return in 2017 which put him into title contention as a part of the successful WBSS Series.

Groves forced the stoppage in the 4th round of their enthralling fight with a right backhand to the body of Cox.

Talks began circulating that Cox would be a better force at the lower middleweight limit, although the man himself says: “I feel good at super middleweight, if there was a great opportunity to fight at middleweight then yes I would fight there, but the better fights for me are at super middleweight and they’re not strong.

“I’m strong and physical enough and have all the attributes to compete at super middleweight.”

Billy Joe Saunders who last month put on a dazzling performance against David Lemieux in Canada, holds the WBO middleweight title.

When addressing Saunders’ achievements, Cox stated “ I would fight Billy Joe Saunders in a heartbeat, no problem. It’s no problem whatsoever for me, even Alvarez or Golovkin.”

The Canelo and GGG camps are still in talks for the rematch but Cox regards them highly.

“To be honest; they’re supreme level. I spent a lot of time with Alvarez in the states, he’s a very, very good fighter. If I get an offer to me and its worth it, I’ll move down to middleweight.”

Cox’s participation in the huge WBSS, which is currently in the semi-final stage has significantly raised his profile as the 31 year-old looks to challenge for a world title again this year.

“It was amazing to be involved, there’s obviously just a lot more pressure, more stuff involved and media obligations, stuff like that. It was great to be part of it.

“Eddie Hearn, working with him I was representing Matchroom boxing in the tournament and I hold that very dear. I gave him my best and I was just a bit unfortunate on the night,” he added,

Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @ChandlerWaller

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