After George Groves announced his retirement from the sport of boxing, stars took to social media to wish the former champion a happy retirement.
Promoters, fighters and even the World Boxing Super Series went to Twitter to react to the news and praised Groves on his excellent career. Below are some of the reactions on Groves' retirement.
Congratulations on a fine career, @StGeorgeGroves, and Godspeed as you approach the future. --— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) January 28, 2019
What a fantastic career, some brilliant exciting performances & great nights.— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) January 28, 2019
The first Froch v Groves fight was one of the most amazing nights I’ve been ringside for.
Went on to achieve his dream of being a World Champion.
Congratulations GG. ---- https://t.co/DACFmNubJT
Standing ovation for a career defined by determination and an emotional rollercoaster to reach a goal at all costs and doing so...the pic is taken before that famous nights ringwalk. One of most entertaining 168lb Champs boxing has ever seen. #SaintGG pic.twitter.com/OmqXUeXqHd— Kalle & Nisse Sauerland (@SauerlandBros) January 28, 2019
Congratulations on a wonderful career @StGeorgeGroves -- -- --— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) January 28, 2019
Top fighter and a real gentleman to deal with. Even though I was on the other side in this one, I’m proud to be a part of one of the special nights in your career. Good luck for the future Champ
Congratulations to @StGeorgeGroves on an absolutely fantastic career. Always his own man, always believed in himself, fought the very best on the biggest of stages. Took his loses, learned from them & came back better. A lot to be respected and admired for. Well done! --------— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) January 28, 2019
Congrats on a great career man. All the best in life after boxing ------------— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT) January 28, 2019
Happy retirement to @stgeorgegroves, what a fantastic career to be proud of. It was an honour to come and help him prepare for his World title fight.— Conrad Cummings (@ChampCummings) January 28, 2019
Now go enjoy the fruits of your… https://t.co/JYenoBaYDO
Sending so much love and respect to the champ @StGeorgeGroves. You’ve done a tremendous job and you should be so proud of yourself. Wishing nothing but the best on this day of retirement. Stay blessed champ ----— J'Leon Love (@JLeonLove) January 28, 2019
It was my pleasure to introduce @StGeorgeGroves in the ring-Truly a world class fighter & gentleman in & out of the ring w/a massive loyal fan base that made all his outings exciting & electric! Enjoy life SAINT GEORGE w/enduring respect!------ #LetsGetReadyToRumble -------------------- https://t.co/4E2Am3bfNr— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) January 28, 2019
@StGeorgeGroves congratulations George on a career to be very proud of. All the best in retirement— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) January 28, 2019
Every best wish. Great career and pleased we were a small part of it. Enjoy your life mate.— Barry Hearn (@BarryHearn) January 28, 2019
BREAKING: #WBSS Season 1 finalist @StGeorgeGroves has announced his retirement from professional boxing!— World Boxing Super Series (@WBSuperSeries) January 28, 2019
All of us at the @WBSuperSeries thank you for your brilliant performances during your 3 fights in the tournament & wish you the best for the future! #SaintGG -- #AliTrophy pic.twitter.com/ymYCuupybm
Groves retired with a 28-4 pro record, having won the WBA, Commonwealth, British and European super middleweight titles throughout his 10-year career.