|George Groves by www.boxingprospects.tv
‘Saint’ Georges Groves made his US debut in Las Vegas last night stopping Mexican Alfredo Contreras in the 6th round, which took him another step closer to an all British title showdown with former amateur foe and Olympic Gold medalist James DeGale.
Appearing on the undercard to the Juan Manuel Marquez, Juan Diaz rematch undercard, Groves forced the referee to step in and end the contest in the sixth round to improve his professional record to 10-0, with eight wins coming by way of knockout.
Contreras wasn’t pleased, but the ref had already warned him during the interval to the round that he would step in and stop the fight if he continued to take too many shots, and he was never going to win this fight.
So it was a good win and experience for Groves who can now look to take this experience back to the UK with him for his next fight, which Haymaker hope to confirm soon, and although Groves would love to get in there with British rival James DeGale it looks like both will have to wait and keep winning before that fight comes off.
Haymaker Groves promoters were reported to have offered DeGale £50,000 to fight there man, but DeGale refused the fight, saying he wasn’t willing to ‘take a pay cut’ and is often heared referring to Groves as ‘that ugly ginger kid’.
If both keep winning and progressing as they are, the fight fans will be in for a treat of a fight between two of our gifted world class prospects.