Date: 29th May 2017 at 10:08am
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Coming back having suffered defeats in three world title fights showed just how driven, as a fighter, George Groves was.

After being beaten twice by Carl Froch and then being on the wrong end of a dubious split-points decision against Badou Jack, would have seen many fighters head for retirement.

But Groves isn?t a quitter and on Saturday, against Fedor Chudinov, the Hammersmith man got the reward he craved for, being called a world champion.

Talking to the media after he?d won the WBA super-middleweight title courtesy of a sixth-round stoppage of the rugged Chudinov, Groves remarked,

‘For so long I was walking around clueless, not knowing why I wasn’t a world champion.

‘I can put the demons to bed.

‘I was bitter.

‘No-one likes being called bitter, but I knew deep down I was feeling sorry for myself.

‘Now I can say I am the best in the world and have a belt to prove it. It is a truly wonderful feeling.

‘I am going to be such a better, rounded human being as well as a better fighter now.’

It certainly looks a case of onwards and upwards for George Groves now, the latest Britain to join the raft of world champions we currently have.