'Saint' George Groves notched up his tenth straight win on his American debut in Las Vegas to round off a superb season that has also seen him crowned Commonwealth Super-middleweight champion.
Fighting on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez v Juan Diaz rematch at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Groves continued his education in the pro ranks by stopping Mexican Alfredo Contreras in the sixth round of a one-sided contest.
After a close opening two rounds, in which the Saint had to take a good overhand right from Contreras, Groves began to take control from round three onwards. Dominating the Mexican with a sharp jab and some neat left-right combinations, Groves outclassed his opponent and looked ever more comfortable as the fight progressed.
An impressive fifth round saw the Hammersmith man in complete control, landing more and more hard shots on a tough Contreras. The sixth looked set to be more of the same, as Groves again timed his shots well and landed with good accuracy. However, it wasn't long before referee Russell Mora had seen enough, stepping in to halt the contest as Groves landed a sharp left-right combination.
The victory sees the Saint take his record to 10-0 (8KO) and round off an impressive first half of 2010 which has seen him record three stoppage victories in three fights, claim the Commonwealth title, and make a successful American debut. The 22 year-old has already set his sights on the British and European titles and is likely to return to action in October.
Ratings - World: 3/1,279
Ratings - British: 2/52
Residence: London, UK
Won: 25 (KO18)
Rounds Boxed: 176