George Groves will face Martin Murray on the undercard of Joshua vs Breazeale on the 25th of June. This bout is a sensational match up and it’s a pick em fight, it really could go either way but we will provide a break down.
- Groves now has 3 losses on his resume after narrowly losing to Badou Jack, in a bout which he was heavily favored to win. Groves has two brutal stoppage losses to Carl Froch, however he has a sensational win over rising star James DeGale. Groves also brings a lot of nervous energy into bouts which contributes to him tiring late in fights. In saying that he has three key advantages here in size, speed and power.
Murray needs to pressure, pressure and pressure Groves from the opening bell. If Murray can develop a lead early, Groves will begin to panick as the fight goes on. Unfortunately Murray doesn’t have the power to keep Groves off him. Murray’s work rate against Abraham was also disappointing.
We will go with Groves here with a late TKO win, from a game but ageing Murray.
It’s not a lock, Murray could win though. If Murray did cause the upset it would be horrible for Groves future at the international level.
FYI : We have 2 writers and we are both split, I am predicting Groves will win, my colleague is predicting Murray on points.