Date: 29th May 2017 at 9:57am
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In Sheffield, on Saturday night, George Groves fulfilled a dream.

After losing in three previous world title fights, against Carl Froch (twice) and Badou Jack, Groves claimed the WBA super-middleweight title stopping the Russian fighter Fedor Chudinov.

In an enthralling encounter, Chudinov showed his world-class pedigree by relentlessly coming forward and trapping Groves against the ropes.

Groves, although often being backed up, troubled Chudinov with a variety of punches.

However, Groves picked up a cut in round three, above the eye, with fears that this could be another failed world-title attempt surfacing.

But the Hammersmith fighter was having nothing of it and continued to showcase his skills, slowly reducing the regularity of Chudinov coming forward.

As we entered the sixth round nobody foresaw what was to happen. Groves stunned Chudinov with a big fight and with the Russian trapped on the ropes unleashed a cool and calculated barrage of punches that went unanswered for fifty seconds.

The referee, Steve Gray, had seen enough and stepped in to save Chudinov from further punishment.

Knowing he?d achieved his dream, Groves raised his arms in triumph before slumping to his knees on the canvas.

At the fourth time of asking George Groves had become the champion of the world and it couldn?t have happened to a more deserving boxer.

Congratulations George from all at Vital Boxing.