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George Groves Upset: I Won The Fight Decisively!

LAS VEGAS - Badou Jack "The Ripper" (20-1-1, 12 KOs) successfully defended his WBC Super Middleweight World title with a hard-fought, crowd-pleasing 12-round majority decision over mandatory challenger "Saint" George Groves (21-3, 16 KOs). Jack, who dropped Groves late in the first round, triumphed by the scores of 116-111, 115-112 and 113-114. The hard-luck Groves, who abruptly fled the ring in disbelief after the announcement, fell to 0-3 in world title fights.
 
Jack was impressive in what may have been his toughest fight to date.

The victory was Jack's fourth in a row since suffering the lone loss of his career on a shocking first-round knockout loss to Derek Edwards in February 2014.

Groves, whose only other losses were in back-to-back fights against then-world champion Carl Froch, didn't dispute the knockdown but had a problem with the decision.

"I thought I won the fight decisively,'' he said. "I thought I controlled the fight with my jab and that I was in control throughout, though, it appeared closer to the judges.

"It was a legit knockdown in the first round. He landed the right hand over the top, but I have good fitness and I thought I got back in control of that round. But all credit to him though scoring the knockdown in the first round.

"Congrats to Badou. I hope he has a successful reign as champion. I'd love to fight him again and hopefully I will do better next time. I am going to take some time to work out what's next. Losing a world title fight is the worst feeling in the world."

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Comment by Hype job on 09-29-2015

[QUOTE=fredhopple;16047101]Brits are cry babies and complainers and whiners always thinking they got hosed and won when they actually lost. been that way for centuries as the brits live in a land of fantasy with fake queens and wimpy princes and…

Comment by !! Anorak on 09-29-2015

I had it 115-112 Jack... finally got round to seeing it. Ironically GG was winning the first round until he got dropped... if he hadn't gone to the deck the fight might have gone 115-113 in his favour. (favor, Fat…

Comment by FrankieBruno on 09-14-2015

I had GG losing by 1 point Also GG needs to go back to Booth

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 09-14-2015

[quote=fredhopple;16047101]brits are cry babies and complainers and whiners always thinking they got hosed and won when they actually lost. Been that way for centuries as the brits live in a land of fantasy with fake queens and wimpy princes and…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 09-14-2015

[QUOTE=boxingfan1986;16046070]yeah i am a big groves win but he didnt win that fight.. in rounds 2 to maybe 6, it looked like groves was gna win but after that, groves tired out, and badou was doing his thing, round by…

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