Trainer Adam Booth has confirmed he has split with George Groves just eight weeks before he challenges Carl Froch for the IBF super middleweight title in Manchester on November 23.
Booth confirmed the split to Sky Sport’s head of boxing Adam Smith, who told Sky Sports: "He’s been with George for a number of years, they were developing so well together, they sort of had this understanding and David (Haye) was like a big brother, who has been through it all before so it’s a strange one, it really is.
"We were up in Manchester at the press conference yesterday and George seemed a little bit subdued. That’s what he said, that correspondence has got to go to him now.
"Adam has told me personally yes that it is true, they have split. He didn’t want to go into detail why and I think we should respect that, but obviously it’s an odd time as George is about to enter the fight against Carl Froch as an unbeaten professional.
Smith added: "I think most of us felt that Adam Booth was the type of guy that could possibly provide a tactical plan that could give George a real chance in this fight.
"It’s an odd one, but maybe George feels he needs change and a fresh trainer. He is going to have to knit with someone pretty quickly."
September 19, 2013