Swindon fighter said: ‘I’m not the underdog, I’m the undertaker’
JAMIE COX is convinced he can wreck George Groves’ plans for a super fight against Chris Eubank Jr.
The Swindon fighter, 31, will be a huge underdog when he bids to take Groves’ WBA (Super) super-middleweight title at the SSE Arena in London on Saturday.
The winner will take on Eubank in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series.
But Cox said: “I’m not the underdog, I am the undertaker.
“Groves has made a big mistake in looking past me.
“Eubank is already talking about fighting Groves next, but what he fails to understand is I will be the one progressing, not George.
George Groves takes on Jamie Cox in the World Boxing Super Series
“I can wreck the plans of both Eubank and Groves.
“I’ve waited too long for a chance and am not about to blow it now.”
Cox, a former room-mate of Groves from the GB amateur squad, has an unbeaten record and 13 knockouts from 24 fights.
He spent two years stacking shelves in a supermarket after being told he would never box again because of a left hand injury.
He was also jailed for a month after being wrongly convicted of assaulting a former girlfriend last year, the decision being overturned on appeal.
He added: “After going through the mill, George is just another fight for me to win.”
Groves makes the first defence of the title he claimed with a sixth-round stoppage of Fedor Chudinov in Sheffield in May.
He said: “I’m going to land clean shots and don’t think he will be able to negotiate his way through difficult situations.
“Once I set a few traps and he falls for them, I’m going to land the big shots and he’s going to go.”
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