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Saint named Young Boxer of the Year!

Undefeated British & Commonwealth Super-middleweight champion George ‘The Saint’ Groves has been nominated the Best Young Boxer of the Year for 2011 by the prestigious Boxing Writers' Club.

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The Saint produced one of the performances of 2011 when he out-pointed bitter rival James DeGale to become British Super-Middleweight champion in May at London's O2 Arena. He began the year as Commonwealth champion and stopped Daniel Alottey in four in a March tune-up for the DeGale bout, having previously stopped unbeaten Scot Kenny Anderson in a thrilling contest  towards the end of 2010.

A delighted Groves said, "I am chuffed to have been voted Young Boxer of the Year. There are a lot of talented fighters in the UK at the moment and to just be considered for this award is fantastic.

I thank everyone who has voted for me and my team who have helped guide me through a testing year."

Adam Booth, Groves' trainer and manager, said, "Many thanks to the Boxing Writers' Club. Our aim is to do this award justice by turning this young boxer into a world champion."


stats

Division: Super-middle
Ratings - World: 2/1,369
Ratings - British: 1/79
D.O.B: 26.03.1988
Residence: London, UK
Won: 25 (KO18) 
Lost: 3
Drawn: 0
Rounds Boxed: 176
KO% 64
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