George Groves improved his record to 27-3 with his 20th knockout over Jamie Cox at Wembley Arena.
“Saint” Groves entered the World Boxing Super Series as the WBA super champion and proved his worth against the undefeated Cox, who figured he could Groves problems with his southpaw style.
Cox was ramping up his pressure round by round, looking to land damaging blows on the champion, but Groves was showing why he is such a seasoned veteran as he stayed cool and calm under the pressure while landing hard punches in return and giving some ground in order to fire counters.
It wasn’t until midway through the fourth round that Groves suddenly changed up his head hunting tactics from lead right hands upstairs to a vicious right hand to the body that he put everything he had into. Cox crumpled to the canvas and did not beat the ten count by referee Steve Gray.
It was an excellent win for Groves, who now advances in the World Boxing Super Series to face Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20KO’s), who will be challenging for his WBA super title. Eubank Jr. is coming off of a brutal knockout over Avni Yildirim and so Groves vs Eubank Jr. figures to be an extremely anticipated matchup for the fans that will no doubt produce great fireworks.