James DeGale talks Groves vs Cox

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James DeGale has hinted rival George Groves has too many miles on the clock to win World Boxing Super Series.

The IBF super-middleweight champion was ruled out of the multi-million pound tournament by a shoulder injury that needed surgery, but says he wants the winner – and he hopes it’s Groves.

Groves, a narrow points winner over DeGale six years ago, meets Jamie Cox in the quarter finals at the SSE Arena in the quarter finals on Saturday night and victory will lead to a semi final clash against Chris Eubank jr.

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Groves ready for Cox fight

George Groves, Jamie Cox - Boxing News

The word from the gym is George Groves has turned the clock back ahead of his World Boxing Super Series clash with Jamie Cox at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

Groves also puts his WBA Super world super-middleweight title on the line in a fight screened on ITV Box Office and to prepare for his first defence, the 29 year old has been sparring unbeaten southpaw Lerrone Richards.

Richards first sparred Groves a couple of years ago – and says much has changed since then.

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James DeGale reckons Chris Eubank jr can make a real statement on Saturday night

Alexander Usyk, Callum Smith, Chris Eubank Jr, Mairis Briedis, Yuniel Dorticos - Boxing News

The IBF super-middleweight champion has been ruled out of the World Boxing Super Series with a shoulder injury and says that in his absence, there will be a British winner of tournament

He believes it’s likely to be George Groves or Callum Smith, but says Eubank jr can prove he’s a real contender with victory over Avni Yildirim in their quarter-final clash on Saturday.

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Floyd Mayweather UK Tour

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Johnny Nelson reckons Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather jr will have to wait to be recognised as an all-time great.

Fans can quiz Mayweather about his career in Leicester, London and Liverpool next month and Nelson will host the shows, promoted by Shane Whitfield’s Kong Events.

Mayweather retired two years ago after equalling Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record and according to Nelson, he will be held in higher regard by historians than he is by his peers.

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Mitchell Buckland has a new trainer

Mitchell Buckland has a new trainer for this week’s title fight – his big brother.

The unbeaten Cardiff southpaw meets Ally Black for the vacant Celtic light-welterweight title on Warrior Promotions’ show at the Newport Centre on Saturday night (OCT 10).

He’s beaten Black before and with the help of big brother Gary, is convinced he will do it again.

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