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Who won Groves vs Cox?
George Groves beat Jamie Cox by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 14th October 2017 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the WBA super middleweight championship of the world.
Groves vs Cox stats
Back in October 2017, George Groves stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Jamie Cox made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws.
George Groves was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Groves had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cox.
George Groves fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jamie Cox was a southpaw.
Groves was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 4 months later than Cox, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 53 more professional rounds, 168 to Cox's 115.
Jamie Cox was ranked number 9 by the WBA in the 168lb division.
Groves vs Cox form
Groves had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Fedor Chudinov on 27th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Eduard Gutknecht on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Martin Murray on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated David Brophy on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at The O2 Arena, London.
He had won against Andrea Di Luisa on 30th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Cox had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Ivan Jukic on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lewis Taylor on 27th May 2017 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Bramall Lane Football Ground, Sheffield.
Going into that contest, he had beat Martin Fidel Rios on 22nd October 2016 by points in the 10th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Bolton.
Before that, he had won against Ferenc Albert on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.
He had beat Blas Miguel Martinez on 24th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, George Groves had been fighting more than Jamie Cox.
Going to this contest, George Groves had last fought 4 months and 17 days ago, while Jamie Cox's last outing had been 3 months and 13 days ago.
Groves' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Cox's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
What time did Groves vs Cox start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Groves vs Cox?
Groves vs Cox was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK.
What were the odds on Groves vs Cox?
George Groves was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Jamie Cox made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.