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George Groves believes a win will push Martin Murray into retirement

George Groves believes this may be Martin Murray's last stand, saying that Murray has already tried everything possible to win a world title.

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

With George Groves and Martin Murray set to square off on June 25th on the Anthony Joshua-Dominic Breazeale undercard, Groves says he thinks he'll retire Murray in this fight. The bout is scheduled as a WBA eliminator fight and with Murray already having four failed shots at a world title, Groves believes there will be nowhere for Murray to go after another loss. Here's what Groves had to say via press release obtained by RingTV.

"I think if (Martin) loses he will think about packing it in," said Groves in a press release issued by Sauerland Promotions. "I can't speak for him but he's older than me and he's exhausted all the natural things that a fighter can do to win a world title.

"He didn't pull it off at middleweight, he's moved up to super middleweight and he's had a crack at Arthur Abraham and let himself down there. He's got the domestic dust-up that he's craved and that's what is motivating him for this fight. If he doesn't win then I don't know where he goes from there."

Groves himself has had three world title opportunities where he's come up short, but he says the difference between Murray and himself is that Murray was always hand selected by champions because he carries at least some name recognition while still being expected to lose. Conversely, Groves says that Carl Froch and Eddie Hearn never wanted the rematch with him, and that he had to go through the IBF to get the mandatory fight.

So Groves believes he's the heavy favorite heading into this fight and expects to show why on fight night.

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