George Groves scored a unanimous decision victory over Chris Eubank Jr in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series, in what was a dominant performance for "Saint George".
Groves produced one of the finest displays of his career to beat fellow Briton Chris Eubank Jr and proceed to the WBSS final.
Afterwards, he used social media to thank everyone and express his joy.
The 29-year-old's career has been marked by some high-profile defeats - two to Carl Froch and one to Badou Jack - but this time Groves grabbed the opportunity and proved too good for bookmakers' favourite Eubank Jr at the Manchester Arena.
Eubank Jr got a serious cut above his right eye during the third round, caused by a head clash. It bothered him for the remainder of the contest, and though he sustained his record of never being stopped in the professional ring, the judges awarded the fight 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113 all in favour of Groves.
Groves dominated the fight, working with his jab and keeping Eubank Jr away for most of the time. Eubank was looking for the close distance, where he could use his hooks efficiently, but found it hard to land anything significant on Groves.
Left with no choice but to look for the knockout in the last rounds, Eubank Jr took a more aggressive approach and did manage to hurt Groves.
In the last round, Groves looked like he suffered from a dislocated shoulder and was taken to hospital immediately after the match, with additional update on the injury coming soon.
Two tweets from Groves caught the attention of the fans, however.
One of them expresses gratitude for his fans and team and promises upcoming information on his shoulder injury.
The other, which he posted first, shows a picture taken minutes after the fight, with Groves and coach Shane McGuigan looking dominant with the belt in the middle.
Only one word needed.
The message is clear - for Groves, Eubank Jr was just another obstacle, which he dealt with, and is now looking for the next challenge.News Now - Sport News