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George Groves is looking for a new trainer ahead of his November 23 world title fight against Carl Froch after it was confirmed he has parted company with Adam Booth.
In a surprise move it appears Groves has opted to move on from Booth, who has been in his corner since he started his professional career and has been the brains behind his 19-fight unbeaten run, including victories over the likes of James DeGale, Paul Smith and Glen Johnson.
However, as the 25-year-old Londoner prepares to challenge Froch for his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles in just over two months’ time at the Manchester Arena, a new man will be drafted in to ensure he can pull off a victory.
Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports boxing, confirmed the split after speaking with Booth.
He told Sky Sports News said: “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.
“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.”