Groves: A Glen Johnson KO Would Be a Big Statement!

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

GEORGE GROVES admits only a stoppage win over veteran Glen Johnson on Saturday will be good enough for some critics.

The Londoner will fight for only the second time this year due to injuries which cost him a WBO super-middleweight title shot in May.

But Commonwealth champ Groves, 24, hopes to edge closer to a world title bid with victory over Jamaican Johnson, 43, who was out-pointed by Carl Froch last year in the first of three losses in a row.

He said: “It would be a big statement if I could stop Johnson because he has only ever been stopped by Bernard Hopkins.

“People will say I’ve come on and mean business. He lasted the distance recently with the likes of Lucian Bute and Carl Froch for world titles.

“If I do a one-sided job on him people will say I’m a world class fighter and doing well.”

Groves v Johnson, Saturday, BoxNation (Sky Ch 437/Virgin Ch 546).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 12-14-2012

Lol, I thought this artciel was posted the other day too? And yes, I also thought Johnson officially retired after getting outboxed by Fanfara? Johnson started off pretty well, though. Guess the road warrior will warrior on for more paydays.

Comment by Mato o Muero on 12-14-2012

Thought Johnson retired.

Comment by Mr Ehrmantraut on 12-14-2012

Pretty sure this exact article was posted the other day?.

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