The work son of Irish fight legend Barry McGuigan and former Ulster champ Shane McGuigan has done with IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton has been recognised further by big name punchers, as George Groves has joined David Haye in McGuigan’s gym.
The three-time super-middleweight world title challenger, who was previously trained by Andy Lee’s trainer Adam Booth and Irish man Paddy Fitzpatrick announced Shane McGuigan as his new trainer early this week.
Groves will join a stable of fighters that includes Conrad Cummings, Anto Cacace and of course leading light Frampton.
Groves, who has Irish roots and lost in two world title fights with Carl Froch as well as one against Badou Jack, made the announcement ahead of his ring return on January 30 when he will take on Italian Andrea Di Luisa (18-3-KO14) at the Copper Box in London’s Olympic Park.
Groves said: “I am happy and excited to be back and to be joining a new, exciting and dynamic team of young hungry fighters with a fantastic trainer.
“The loss earlier this year to Badou Jack was a close and frustrating one and I hope to avenge that defeat as soon as possible, starting on January 30 with a KO win.
“It’s a pleasure to be back headlining on Sky Sports and with the help of both my promoters Team Sauerland, as well as with Matchroom Sport, I am excited about our plans for 2016.
“I’m confident that now with the right coach I will reach the very top of the sport”.