The George Groves abuse of DeGale could not have come any sooner after his rival suffered bitter defeat to lose his world title.
The phrase “kicking a man while he’s down” springs to mind, but then again, in boxing anything seems to go these days when it comes to fighters bashing each other on social media.
Straight after James DeGale lost his world title in a stunning upset to American Caleb Truax last night, his old rival George Groves was right on hand to tell him:
Call it a day mate, you ain’t got it no more.
— George Groves (@StGeorgeGroves) December 9, 2017
The tweet came literally minutes after DeGale’s crushing defeat, who at this time has not responded to Groves as of yet.
Fight fans have been having a field day however since Groves took it upon himself to have a dig at DeGale so soon after his loss.
A clear rivalry among both their supporters still there, and as passionate as ever about their opinions on these two old rivals:
80-20 split now georgie boy??
— Kyle White (@KylewhiteNew) December 9, 2017
To be fair we all thought that about you after getting layed out at Wembley. And you proved us wrong!
— james bernard (@berniej76) December 9, 2017
Who thought that? Getting laid out by Carl froch is nothing to retire over ??
— Matthew Williams (@MattWilliams10) December 9, 2017
You dont hear of that fight much do you. Froch isnt one for bringing it up is he ?
— Mickey (@lfcfanatic1990) December 9, 2017
We all said that about you after 3 failed attempts at a world titles. So, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
— maalik (@maalikmartin) December 9, 2017
Yer people did say that. Including degale after groves lost to jack. Deserves all the stick he gets tonight
— Gary morgan (@Jcole180) December 9, 2017
— #Bellewdoll (@JamesBurke1982) December 9, 2017
A rematch has to happen one day between these two, surely.