Date: 29th May 2017 at 10:27am
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It was an emotional moment for George Groves, on Saturday night, when he claimed the WBA super-middleweight title.

The moment the referee, Steve Gray, stepped in to stop the fight, saw Groves dreams of becoming a world title holder fulfilled.

Groves raised his arms skywards before falling to the canvas in sheer relief.

For George it had been an arduous journey, coming back from three failed attempts at achieving his dream.

But, although he was absolutely elated at having achieved his dream, Groves had the graciousness to say a few words about is last opponent before this fight, Eduard Gutknecht.

The German fighter, following his fight with Groves back in November 2016, had slipped into a coma and facing injuries that would change his life forever.

Unfortunately, the injuries Gutknecht sustained that night have left the German wheelchair bound and having trouble communicating.

Many blame the German?s corner for not pulling him out of the fight earlier, but boxing is a brutal sport, accidents do happen and since the bout George has more than done his bit to raise funds for the stricken Gutknecht.

Therefore, even in his moment of triumph, it was fantastic to hear George continue to offer words of support and encouragement for Eduard.

A classy moment from our latest world champion.