This shot to the body from George Groves On Jamie Cox ended what was a real war of a fight in the WBSS quarter-final.
So far the World Boxing Super Series has served up two cracking super-middleweight quarter final fights that will now see George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr showdown in the new year.
But Groves was made to work for his win this weekend, mind you.
Jamie Cox although an underdog with most coming into the fight immediately showed Groves he meant business right from the get go.
More than willing to stand toe to toe and trade leather with the larger super-middleweight in Groves.
But Londoner Groves was not to be deterred by this. He remained patient and tagged Cox with some painful right straight hands on his way in.
Indeed, it was the right hand that proved to be pivotal in the fourth round, but not to the head – rather to the body:
(Hat tip Strictly Boxing Fans Twitter)
GEORGE GROVES STOPS COX WITH A BRUTAL BODY SHOT AND WILL DEFEND HIS WORLD TITLE AGAINST EUBANK JR NEXT!!! #GrovesCox pic.twitter.com/0bcyfkSNsc
— Strictly Boxing Fans (@BoxingBritain1) October 14, 2017
Here’s another look from a more close up perspective of the crippling punch to the body:
George Groves floors Jamie Cox in R4 with a savage body shot. pic.twitter.com/YSURdghmp5
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 14, 2017
Perfectly placed and timed, with little the brave Cox could do much to get back up from.
Credit to Cox however for putting on an incredible showing in what was a genuinely excellent fight to watch from start to finish.
Groves now moves on to a showdown with long-time rival Chris Eubank Jr in the new year.