Groves asks for a month to recover from surgery
Today, WBA ‘Super’ Super middleweight champion George Groves finally gave us an indication as to the extent of his shoulder injury. And, for British fans, and for fans of the World Boxing Super Series tournament it appears to be good news.
Groves took to Twitter this morning to provide us all with an update. ‘Morning boxing fans. This morning I go in for a minor operation on my injured shoulder. The good news is I’ll be fit to fight in the final in July. We will be applying to the World Boxing Super Series for a one month extension and are hopeful of securing this.”
Groves dislocated his shoulder in the last round of his World Boxing Super Series win over Chris Eubank Jr on February 17th. Whilst he had claimed his place in the tournament’s final, there were fears that the injury could well keep him out of the ring and a replacement found. However, Kalle Sauerland had already indicated that there was some scope to push the final back a month, although it is now unsure if London’s O2 Arena will be available. But given the face the fight would be at the start of the summer, and that this is an all British World Title clash. I see no reason why as stadium fight could be out of the question, perhaps even at Stamford Bridge the home of Groves’ beloved Chelsea Football Club.
The final will be contested by the two fighter many predicted would withstand the attrition of the tournament and Groves was on hand in Nuremberg on Saturday night to face off with his foe and countrymen.
While Groves put on arguably the best display of the Super Middleweight tournament. Smith was made to work hard against last minute replacement, Nieky Holzken.
Fight fans fear not, it looks like we have a fight. May the best man win.
By: Aaron Cooper