7th November 2011
|George Groves retains his belts – by Al Stevenson|
Groves was happy to keep Smith at bay while he in turn looked to pounce in range and land scoring shots on ‘The Saint’.
The right hand Groves threw in the finishing sequence, that effectively ended the contest was quick and timed to perfection and had maximum effect. Smith did well to get to his feet, now having watched the fight back, but Groves was sharp and hungry and finished his man like a champion.
For Smith a move down to middleweight is a possible next step, he can come again but Groves is making a name for himself and improving, this was just his 13th professional fight and the former two time ABA champion was focused and in the zone from the dressing room ring walk and throughout the contest. He will hope to continue his blossoming career with bigger fights now, but don’t mention James DeGale! Well not just yet!