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George Groves v Jamie Cox predictions, betting tips & fight preview: Groves to stop Cox in first title defence

Leigh Copson 7 Oct 2017
George Groves (credit: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

George Groves v Jamie Cox predictions for the WBA super-middleweight world title fight. Will George Groves successfully defend his title and move on in the World Boxing Super Series? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

George Groves v Jamie Cox Predictions

George Groves v Jamie Cox Betting Tips Explained

The first round of the World Boxing Super Series will see an all-British affair as WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves takes on unbeaten Jamie Cox at the SSE Arena (formerly the Wembley Arena) in London, England on Saturday, October 14.

Groves took the long route but back in May he finally became a world champion and secured his spot in this super-middleweight title. Having twice been stopped by Carl Froch, the ‘Saint’ then suffered a split decision defeat to Badou Jack that had many wondering if he would ever reach the very top of the professional boxing world.

The 29-year-old made a change in trainer after that, splitting with Paddy Fitzpatrick and linking up with Shane McGuigan, and this new pairing made a successful start as Groves reeled off four straight victories to set up a meeting with Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA title. This time Groves would take his shot at becoming world champion, stopping the Russian in the sixth round, and he will now aim to make a successful defence of the belt when he faces Cox in the first round of the World Boxing Super Series – a tournament he expects to win. 

“Certain coaches fit with certain fighters and I know that and Shane fits with me and he knows that,” Groves told Sky Sports. “His style will always suit a fighter like me… there certainly aren't any reasons to change anything. For me, this Super Series tournament has come at the perfect time. I am the best fighter in it, I am the best in-form fighter in it, I don't need a fight to shake off some rust. I am good to go. I'm certainly not ready for the lull after winning a world title.”

As one of the seeded fighters Groves was able to select his first-round opponent for the tournament and he went with Cox, a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist who has compiled a 24-0 record as a professional with 13 of his victories coming via stoppage. The 31-year-old has been very active this year, fighting three times between late May and late July, and he has his sights set on springing a massive upset by ending Groves world title reign.

“I’m really excited for this fight,” Cox said. “’To win a world title on the way to fighting for the Muhammad Ali Trophy would be a huge honour. I’m glad George picked me. I was prepared for anyone but I was hoping for a UK fight so I can’t wait. George is a tough opponent. He has some good attributes but I’m prepared to shock everyone.”

You will not be surprised when I say that is not going to happen. This partnership between McGuigan and Groves has taken the ‘Saint’ to a new level and perhaps his road to the world title may have been shorter had the two men linked up earlier. We will never know that, but what we do know now is that Groves is a leading contender to win this tournament, which will determine the number one super-middleweight fighter on the planet.

He should make a dominant start by handing Cox his first loss. The challenger should be applauded for agreeing to take a serious step-up in quality of opposition, but he is merely making up the numbers if we are being honest. Groves should win this fight comfortably and he should win it inside 12 rounds.

George Groves v Jamie Cox Betting Odds

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George Groves v Jamie Cox Tale Of The Tape

George Groves v Jamie Cox Stats

George GrovesTale Of The TapeJamie Cox
182Total Rounds103
5' 11.5"Height5' 11"
London, United KingdomBirthplaceSwindon, United Kingdom
29Age30 (31 on fight night)

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Over 9.5 Total Rounds6/5
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