Paddy Fitzpatrick expects to split from George Groves

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Paddy Fitzpatrick had said that he doesn't believe he will be George Groves' trainer for much longer.

The Irish corner man expects Groves to look elsewhere after the trainer guided the British boxer to his third world title loss under his watch.

When The Saint broke from his former trainer, Adam Booth, halfway through his training camp as he prepared for his first world title challenge against Carl Froch, Fitzpatrick came to his aid. With limited time, the two worked hard in the gym as Groves faced his biggest test to date.


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Both boxer and trainer came out of the fight with a lot of credit with Groves pushing Froch, one of the best Super-Middleweights of recent times, to the brink of defeat, in their controversial bout.

But after being knocked out convincingly by Froch in their rematch and then going on to lose to Badou Jack on the Mayweather versus Berto undercard just over a week ago, Groves' career has stalled and now there is speculation over his future.

The London fighter was visibly heart-broken after his latest loss to Jack in Las Vegas and left the ring swiftly after the points decision was delivered. No one in the sport could truthfully say that Jack didn't deserve the win even if they thought it was close. Groves has also deleted all his social media outlets, which has thrown further questions over his mental state and his future in the sport. 

According to Sky Sports Fitzpatrick said, "Since the fight (against Jack) we haven't really spoken to be honest. It's me that's saying this now but if George was to come back he would need, and I think it would be better, to be with a different trainer."

He added, "I've got nothing but full respect for the man. I've enjoyed out journey because we have been in it as a team and we've achieved a lot and overcome a lot. But he is still to achieve a goal that is physically and technically within his grasp."

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