POWER ’N THE FURY!
Cox plans Groves upset
UNDERDOG Jamie Cox will use Tyson Fury as his inspiration when he takes on George Groves.
Cox challenges the WBA supermiddleweight champion tomorrow in the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series at Wembley Arena.
The 31-year-old has been given little chance, with most expecting Groves to cruise to victory.
The talk this week has all been about when and where Groves will face Chris Eubank Jnr early next year. But Cox is out to spoil those plans and pointed to Fury’s 2015 upset of former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title-holder Wladimir Klitschko.
“I can understand it, he’s the world champion and the odds will favour George, but so did they when Tyson beat Klitschko,” said Cox.
“And Fury handed out a boxing lesson that night. So it’s a big fight. Will I hand out a boxing lesson? Whatever comes my way, we’re ready.”
Cox’s inclusion in the moneyspinning tournament has raised a few eyebrows, despite a record of 24 fights without defeat.
A talented amateur, he won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
But a serious hand injury, an assault conviction in 2010 and then a spell in prison last year before he was released on appeal and his conviction overturned, have all stalled his career.
Now he is looking to finally fulfil his childhood dream to become world champion.
“When I was a kid, what inspired me to be a boxer was to become a world champion,” the Swindon man said.
“I don’t dwell on the past about anything, it’s all about the future.”
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