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Groves Demolishes Smith at Wembley
Two-round knockout for champion
Posted Nov 10, 2011 by Chris White
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Clearly unhappy with his opening round, Groves – who beat rival James DeGale to win his titles – stormed back in the second round to knock his opponent out with a series of devastating punches, clinically finishing the fight with a stunning right hook.
Groves was thrilled with the performance afterwards and said “I am maturing and hitting harder. It was all about using my speed, front foot and my jab.”
Despite the victory, Groves insists he’s not ready for a world title shot, having extended his unbeaten record to 14 wins with 11 knockouts. “I need to make more improvements before I have a world title fight,” he said. “I would like to think I can go all the way, but I need to bide my time.”
The plan is for another fight before Christmas, and then talks over a possible world title fight could resurface.