- Full name George Groves
- Nickname The Saint
- Birth date March 26, 1988
- Birth place Hammersmith, London
- Current age 25 years 61 days
- Height 5 ft 11 in
British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion George Groves made the leap from prospect to world-title contender by completing a shock points win over James DeGale in May 2011.
Following a bitter war of words in the weeks leading up to the bout, Groves did his talking in the ring, with trainer Adam Booth masterminding an ingenious strategy.
It was a victory to savour for Groves, whose rivalry with DeGale had raged for years, ever since they learned their trade at the same gym in west London as amateurs.
A couple of months after that victory he signed a three-year deal with promoter Frank Warren - who also looks after DeGale - having previously spent his career under David Haye's wing. In his first fight under Warren, he stopped Paul Smith in the second round.
Groves endured an injury-plagued 2012. He was meant to face WBO champion Robert Stieglitz in 2012, but was forced to pull out, and withdrew from a rematch with former victim Kenny Anderson in August. He did extend his unbeaten record to 16-0 with a 12-round decision over Glen Johnson in December.
Career high: Getting the better of DeGale in front of a sold out O2 Arena in London
Career low: Hitting the floor against Kenny Anderson in November 2010 (Groves went on to win the contest)
Quote: "How many times do I have to beat this guy? Is it best of five?" - a reaction to questions about whether DeGale would be granted an immediate rematch
Trivia: Groves has a series of self-designed tattoos on his left arm, including what looks like a gingerbread man inside a horseshoe
- Cleverly: I would give 'hypocrite' Froch a lesson (May 23, 2013)
- Groves: I have not betrayed Froch (May 21, 2013)
- Hearn: Groves fuelled fire for Froch fight (May 20, 2013)
- Groves desperate for world title shot (May 17, 2013)
Kessler: I'll quit if Froch beats me (Apr 24, 2013)