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Martin Murray: George Groves hasn't had a hard fight since Carl Froch

Martin Murray says he's planning on taking George Groves into deep waters where he expects Groves stamina issues to do him in.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Martin Murray and George Groves will face off on June 25 at the O2 Arena in a WBA super middleweight title eliminator. And on that day Murray is expecting that his conditioning will make the difference in the fight, citing Groves stamina as a weakness that he'll prey on. Here's what Murray had to say to WBN:

"I train for fights to go all the way and take my opponents into deep waters," said Murray. "I've shown that I have got a good engine and can sustain a good work rate over 12 rounds. George has stamina issues, that's well known, the fight favours me late on with him fading and my high work rate over 12 rounds, but it favours him early with his power and I know that, and it makes for an exciting fight."

Murray continues by saying that only way Groves beats him is if he loses concentration and gets hit with something big early in the fight, something he'll be extremely conscious of avoiding. Murray then says that Groves has had a lot taken out of him in his fights against Carl Froch (in front of 80,000 screaming fans!) and that Groves hasn't been in tough ever since then.

"He was clinically beaten by Carl Froch and those defeats took a lot out of him. He hasn't had a fight that hard since and on June 25 he's going to be in a real fight. When it gets hard for him, psychologically it's going to be tough. I will break him and he will crumble."

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