George Groves beat Fedor Chudinov at Bramall Lane to become world champ - Watch the highlights
Last Updated: 28/05/17 7:16pm
Victory was sweet for George Groves on Saturday night as the man from Hammersmith became a world champion for the first time.
Groves has claimed the vacant WBA 'super' super-middleweight title after defeating Russia's Fedor Chudinov in an entertaining encounter at Bramall Lane.
Hit play on the video above to watch highlights of the fight
On two occasions previously Groves fell short when he challenged Carl Froch for world titles, and he was also beaten by Badou Jack when a world title was at stake.
However, he made no mistake this time, stopping Chudinov in the sixth round with a punishing sequence of blows.
Groves said afterwards: "I'm usually a character who likes to be well rehearsed, but this time I've got no words.
"This is the end of a lifetime's work.
"(Trainer) Shane McGuigan has resurrected my career. Now I'm mature enough to admit that.
"I feel like I'm the best in the division, I'm willing and ready to fight anyone."
There has been bad blood between Froch and Groves in the past but Froch was quick to congratulate his old adversary.
"I couldn't do anything other than applaud George Groves' win," Froch told Sky Sports.
"We did catch each other's eyes at the end and it just made me feel good.
"I applauded him nodding 'well done' and he looked at me and went 'thanks', as if to say that the hatchet has been buried and we can move on now."