George Groves vs Jamie Cox
WBA super middleweight world champion, George Groves, takes on undefeated challenger, Jamie Cox, in his first fight as a participant in the World Boxing Super Series tournament.
Groves starts cautiously, gesturing a couple of skittish feints, he picks his moment, catches Cox with a couple of counters, out works him as the round goes on, land with more accuracy and sharpness. Cox has a better round in the second as he is aggressive, pins Groves on the ropes, makes it tough for the champion, lands more punches when they exchange. Cox unloads a fast flurry of punches on Groves before 'Saint George' moves off the ropes and regains his composure. Groves finishes a sloppy round with a sharp, impaftful combination.
Cox charges at Groves in round 3, landing a great left hand, he tries to sustain the pressure. Round 3 becomes positive before the first minute is done, as Groves lands punches as Cox comes in, but still gets caught, meaning they trade punches. Groves speed, strength, experience shows in the middle part of the third round, as he tags Cox walking forward, and overpowers him. It is Groves who lands the cleaner punches in the last minute of the round, as Cox tries to make a fight of it, but Cox, not without success himself.
The end comes in round 4, when Groves lands a crushing right uppercut to the body in a sequence of punches which land clean on the target of Cox, after waiting and defending patiently as he let his opponent charge forward like a steam train. Groves not only put Cox down, but he seemed to knock the breath out of him, and almost disabled him from getting up, as Cox, bravely tried to beat the count, but was destroyed by the deadly body shot from Groves, and was a knockout victim in his first defeat.
Groves would be set to face Eubank Jr after his victory, in the next leg of the tournament, a match up which would inevitably fascinate and excite the fans who love boxing, and love to see great match ups.