Groves: Sierra is going to be well beaten up on Saturday
By Scott Gilfoid: British super middleweight champ George Groves (14-0, 11 KO’s) sees himself impressing boxing fans on Saturday night against slugger Francisco Sierra in their Showtime televised bout at the HP Pavilion, in San Jose, California.
Groves told Sky Sports News “You’ll definitely see a new side to me. More improvement, more variety to my boxing…Sierra is going to be sore in the morning and will be well beaten.”
Oh brother, now I’ve heard it all. Groves isn’t a puncher. He may have a lot of KOs on his resume but look at all the 3rd tier fodder that he’s fought. Accumulating knockouts against weak opposition is incredibly easy. But as far as Groves changing his game any, I don’t see that happening. Groves use a ton of feints, and he’ll almost surely continue with that trend on Saturday.
It’s frustrating to watch because you want him to let his hands go instead of just running around the ring faking like he’s going to throw all night. It’s excruciatingly boring to watch Groves fight. Sierra doesn’t play that. He’s an exciting fighter to watch because he comes right out looking to take his opponent’s head off from the get go. If Groves is going to beat up Sierra he’s going to have to mix it up with him, and if he does that he’ll probably get KO’d into next week. Sierra hits too hard and he’ll be the one doing the beating up, not Groves.
I’m still not sure whether Groves’ fight will even make it on the televised portion of the Showtime broadcast. My guess is the fight probably won’t get aired. But perhaps it’s for the best, because Groves may end up stinking up the joint by running for his life against Sierra as soon as he gets a small taste of his power, Groves will be back to his old use of feints and the San Jose audience will quickly fall asleep.
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