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Saint stops Chudinov to become World Champion!

George ‘The Saint’ Groves achieved a "lifelong dream" as he became WBA Super World Champion with a thrilling stoppage victory over former champion Fedor Chudinov at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium on Saturday night.

Groves admitted to being lost for words after the fight. "I'm usually a character who likes to be well rehearsed, but this time I've got no words".

"This is the end of a lifetime's work.

"Shane McGuigan has resurrected my career. Now I'm mature enough to admit that. I feel like I'm the best in the division - I'm willing and ready to fight anyone.

"He caught me with some good right hooks - one actually stung quite a bit. But I found my feet - I can put those losses to bed now, get on with my life and hopefully go on to better things."

Groves concluded his victory speech with a touching tribute to former opponent Eduard Gutknecht, who was left with serious injuries after their fight last November.

"I’m dedicating this fight to my previous opponent Eddie who is still not well after our fight.

“When I was landing those big shots I wanted to turn to the ref and ask how many more do I need to hit him with.

“I’d like to dedicate this to him, he’s on my mind all the time. I hope he makes a recovery, me and my family pray for him everyday.”

Saint stops Chudinov to become World Champion!
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Saint stops Chudinov to become World Champion!
Saint stops Chudinov to become World Champion!
Saint stops Chudinov to become World Champion!
Saint stops Chudinov to become World Champion!
Saint stops Chudinov to become World Champion!
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