Originally written on The Queensbury Rules  |  Last updated 11/15/14

In making his American debut, highly touted super middleweight contender George Groves showed an ability to give an entertaining fight, as he Francisco Sierra via.

Both fighters landed their share of solid power punches in the 1st, with Groves showing a bit more in terms of boxing ability. Groves began to work in some good combinations in the 2nd, landing a variety of uppercuts and hooks while in the center of the ring.

Groves suffered a bad cut in the 3rd, likely resulting from a clash of heads. The two engaged in an absolute war over the final minute, throwing wild haymakers with Groves' often getting there better.

Sierra's right eye began to swell in the 4th as the two engaged in more toe-to-toe action. Groves landed some great overhand rights in the round but is leaving himself open for Sierra to land something big.

Groves started countering Sierra extremely well in the 5th, exploiting the lack of speed Sierra brought with his wild shots. Sierra started to show signs of wearing down in the round.

Groves landed a vicious combination in the 6th which was ended by a left hook, sending Sierra down in a heap. Sierra got up and was allowed to continue, only to take a few more flush bombs before referee Ray Balowicz stopped the fight at 2:15.

Groves' projected September date with Kenny Anderson in a rematch will likely not go through considering the cut that Groves suffered. 

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