Deano's Jibba Jab - Third time lucky for Groves?

Published On Sunday, June 21, 2015By
Introducing the second instalment of the popular weekly column provided by unbeaten middleweight boxer, Dean Gillen from Nottingham. The firefighter-come-boxer discusses this week’s hot topic in the sport of boxing: Third time lucky for Groves? Saint George Groves will go to the United States to fight for Badou Jack's WBC World super-middleweight title on August 22nd. The Londoner is the mandatory challenger for the WBC super-middleweight belt that Jack took from Anthony Dirrell in Chicago last month. Will this be third time lucky for Groves after two failed attempts at Carl Froch's IBF and WBA world titles?   "This is an interesting fight and is definitely the correct route for Groves to obtain a world title. Badou Jack is relatively unknown in the UK but he caught my attention following his fight with Anthony Dirrell. This started quite cagey and I think the fight with Groves will be similar. Badou Jack cannot afford to start slow or come out cold against Groves. Jack's one and only defeat was a stoppage in the first round against Derek Edwards. This is vitally important against Groves, as Carl Froch was made aware, and Badou Jack is no Carl Froch. One thing I noticed during the Dirrell fight is that Jack was retreating in straight lines, this is something Groves will be looking to capitalise on. Grove's chin will always come into question, and no doubt Badou will be looking to test it, however I believe he will only let his hands go after a few cagey rounds.
If Groves can stick to a game plan, use his movement then this world title will be his!
This will then set up a grudge re-match with DeGale nicely. Their previous fight was one of the closest I've seen.
However, James Degale has progressed and is looking a real force while George Groves hasn't really been himself since he was Cobra'd at Wembly in front of 80,000 boxing fans.
With this in mind, I'm inclined to go with Chunky if the rematch is made!"

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