George Groves is confident he will become a World Champion, at the fourth time of asking, when he squares off against Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA World Super Middleweight Title on Saturday, May 27th at Bramall Lane.
Ill fortune has plagued Groves in his previous world title challenges, having lost out twice to Carl Froch, before going on to lose a split decision to Badou Jack.
However, Groves is now on a good run of form, having secured four wins in a row under the tutelage of Shane McGuigan and he now feels it is his time to shine.
“My training has gone well, and I feel sharp,” said Groves. “I don’t feel rushed or like I’ve had to sacrifice anything and come Saturday night, I’ll be firing on all cylinders.
“Chudinov is a good opponent. The belt is vacant because he lost his last one, but he was a bit unlucky in that fight. There are still some unknowns about him. We haven’t seen how far he can be pushed, but I know I’m capable of beating him.
“I believe this is the best opportunity for me to achieve my dream and become World Champion. Time is on my side. I had a good year last year, and I’m in a good place. I’ve put in the work, and now, I need to make this count.
“Everything that’s happened in the past has just made me more determined. I know the pressure is on, and I can’t afford to make any more mistakes. This might be my best chance to win a World title, but it could also be my last.
“It’s up to me to deliver. I want to be World Champion, and I want to be involved in some huge fights. I know I’m good enough, and with Shane in my corner, I’m back to my best, and ready to make to make it happen.”