Groves-Booth split confirmed
George Groves has parted company with trainer Adam Booth ahead of his world title challenge against Carl Froch.
Groves will challenge Froch for his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles on November 23, live on Sky Sports Box Office, but he will be without Booth for the first time in his professional career.
Booth has been in Groves' corner since he joined the paid ranks and has plotted notable victories over James DeGale, Paul Smith and Glen Johnson.
But a new trainer will oversee the Hammersmith fighter's preparations for Froch after Booth confirmed the split to Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports boxing.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Smith said: "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."