George Groves is clearly enjoying his retirement, according to Matchroom fans, who commented on a picture shared of the former world champion.
‘The Saint’ retired in September after losing his world title to Callum Smith and ‘has piled on the timber’ since giving up the sport at the tender age of 31.
Meeting up with career rival Carl Froch, Groves was pictured by Matchroom Boxing’s social media at the O2 Arena.
Groves was there to take in the David Allen v Lucas Browne / Derek Chisora v Senad Gashi heavyweight double-header.
Looking at the comments, Groves could compete at 200 pounds plus if he decided to make a comeback.
One cheekily said: “Is Groves free June 1st? – Asking for a friend,” in reference to Anthony Joshua needing an opponent for his top division clash.
Others stated: “St George living like a king.”
“George put some timber on.”
“Goes to show how hard it must have been for GG to get down to super middleweight. Looks a beast there. Over 14st IMO.”
“How much beef has GG put on man?”
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) April 20, 2019
“Groves looks like he’s been enjoying retirement. Deserves it.”
“Jesus George, you’re turning into a bit of a unit.”
“Groves is huge! Hahaha beers and fried chicken diet.”
“Looks like Groves has put some weight on. Good on you lad.”
“Groves looks huge!”
Finally, one post added: “Groves looks like he’s eaten Carls brother (Lee Froch)!”
Froch defeated Groves in a fight double which captivated the UK fans, culminating in a massive stadium fight.
‘The Cobra’ would go on to end the argument by winning in front of 80,000 supporters at Wembley. Soon after, Froch himself hung up the Gloves.
Despite the disappointment, Groves eventually won a championship at the fourth time of asking.
The Londoner stopped Fedor Chudinov in six rounds at Bramall Lane in May 2017.