George Groves will meet Chris Eubank Jr in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series after overcoming Jamie Cox on Saturday night.
Groves stopped Cox in the fourth round with a thumping body shot at Wembley Arena.
The 29-year-old wasted no time in calling Eubank Jr out, saying the IBO super-middleweight champion “doesn’t stand a chance” if he performs like he did against Cox.
"He's improved but hasn't boxed anyone on my level," Groves said, per BBC Sport.
"If I box like I did (against Cox), he doesn't stand a chance. I boxed tremendously."
Eubank Jr showcased his talent in his KO win over Avni Yildrim but Groves’ performance certainly would have left an impression on the 28-year-old.
Cox started with confidence but was made to pay when he left his midriff unprotected.
“I made a mistake and he made me pay,” Cox reflected.
Groves' tweet to Cox is class
Cox, 31, suffered the first defeat of his career but he earned the respect of Groves.
Groves tweeted: “Full respect to @JamieCoxPro last night ... as you said in the changing room after mate; old friends from the amateurs, old friends still!”
Eubank Jr. 'We've got the super fight for the fans'
Groves can now prepare for a meeting with Eubank Jr, which will take place in January or February.
Eubank Jr was ringside on Saturday night and he’s excited at the prospect of facing Groves.
“It was a good fight, he did what he had to win, not too many cuts and bruises so it looks like we're on for January,” he said.
"Now we've got the super fight for the fans. That's what we wanted."
The rivalry between the pair has been brewing for some time now and next year’s bout, expected to take place at Craven Cottage, will certainly draw a huge audience.
The winner of the World Boxing Super Series will receive £7.6 million in prize money.
In the other semi-final, Brit Callum Smith will take on the winner of the bout between Germany’s Juergen Braehmer and American Rob Brant.
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