George Groves makes short work of Paul Smith, catching him with a flush punch to the jaw line that sent him reeling to the canvas. Smith showed heart by getting up, but Groves landed a glancing shot to the head of the already wobbled Smith and the fight was called to a halt in the second round. Paul Smith had an excellent first round. He was catching Groves with some very good counter punches and it looked as if this fight would be long and quite evenly matched. In all fairness it did have the potential to be, but Groves caught Smith with a perfect punch from which he never fully recovered from. A very impressive win for Groves. I bet James Degale wasn't happy.
A promising start by Paul Smith. Photo Credit: JRfotography
Smith caused a few problems early on. Photo Credit: JRfotography
Groves see's the opening. Photo Credit: JRfotography
George Groves lands the perfect punch. Photo Credit: JRfotography
All over: Paul Smith was unable to continue. Photo Credit: JRfotography
Early night: Groves and camp pose for pictures. Photo Credit: JRfotography