George Groves announces boxing retirement with Instagram statement

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George Groves has officially announced his retirement from boxing this morning (Monday 28).

The former WBA super-middleweight title holder tweeted: ‘My retirement statement. Thank you. #TeamSaintGG.

“It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right. I hope you had the time of your life.”

This was then followed by a link to his full statement on his Instagram.

The news may come as a shock with Groves only turning 30 last March, but in his statement following his retirement, he has claimed that he wants to spend more time with his family while he can and retire on his own terms.

Groves’ last fight came in September 2018 against Callum Smith.

He lost the bout by knockout, losing his WBA super-middleweight title in the process.

However, he lists gaining that title in the first place in front of a home crowd in Sheffield, as one of the best moments in his life, one in which he fulfilled his childhood dream, making the decision to retire a lot easier.

Groves has now stated that he sees his future continuing the punditry work he had begun getting into, whilst also starting a role as a motivational speaker.

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