The moment George Groves won the world title on his 4th attempt in front of a packed Sheffield audience in the UK.
Persistence is perhaps one of the most admirable traits in any sportsman, or in any human being period.
Sometimes there are those out there that will just not be denied in pursuit of their dreams and goals, no matter how many times life knocks them down.
Londoner George Groves proved he’s one of those rare, special people tonight in a fantastic fight against teak tough Russian Fedor Chudinov.
Fourth time a charm for Groves in an incredible comeback journey since initially been stopped twice in his first two attempts at a world title against Carl Froch a few years back.
Followed up by a close points loss to Badou Jack not long after that.
Ironically it was Froch commentating on the fight tonight on Sky Box Office and had genuine delight in his words and body language for his old rival after watching him complete his dream.
The fight itself was a thriller with Chudinov pressing the action early on with Groves countering well from his low stance and long jab – backing it up with some piston right hands off the back foot.
Here is the moment George Groves won the world title on his fourth time of trying:
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What a final flurry to close the show and capture the WBC ‘Super’ super-middleweight championship of the world.
A lesson in determination to us all.
Big fights now await him out there for him again. Perhaps a rematch with James DeGale might be something mooted after tonight’s big win.