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Date added: 15 October 2017

Cox Shows What He's Made Of 

Swindon-boxer denied world title in epic four rounds at Wembley
 
If anyone in the boxing world was wondering if Swindon fighter Jamie Cox could perform on the biggest stage, there were certainly no doubting him after this - an explosive attempt to prise the WBA Super-Middleweight title from George Groves.
 
Jamie Cox & George Groves
What a fight:
bruised WBA Super-Middleweight champion George Groves (l) shakes hands with Swindon's Jamie Cox after their world title clash
 
At the Wembley Arena, underdog Cox took on the reigning champion for one of the biggest prizes in the noble art - and in many experts eyes was ahead when he succumbed to a devasting body blow from Groves in the fourth round.
 
The punch completely winded the undefeated Walcot southpaw and the referee counted him out, as the reigning champion looked on more than relieved that the World Series bout was at an end.
 
“I didn’t want an easy fight,” Groves said. And Cox certainly didn't give him one.

From the start, Cox took his chance at redemption for 10 years of injury and out of the ring problems, to pose serious questions of Groves, who got caught by the Swindon fighter's hooks and big left hand more than once.
 
But just as Cox was growing in confidence, the heavier Groves made him pay when he produced the punch of the night right in to Cox's solar plexus and it was all over in a second.
 
 
"Respect to George Groves," Cox, who was magnanimous in defeat, said.
 
"He boxed a very smart fight but I feel fine. It was a good shot and I wasn't expecting it.

"Thank you to the WBSS, Eddie Hearn, my team and friends & family.I didn't expect the support I had.
 
"I'm just a regular lad working hard to win a world title. It will come."

Groves will now fight Chris Eubank Jnr in the semi-final of the World Series in the new year.
 
Jamie Cox is expected to discuss his options with his manager Eddie Hearns, with another high profile fight expected to be announced soon.
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