George Groves has announced his retirement from boxing.
The 30-year-old from Hammersmith has called time on his career four months after losing his WBA super-middleweight title to Callum Smith.
Groves became world champion at the fourth attempt when he beat Fedor Chudinov in Sheffield in 2017.
Groves said: “After taking a little time to reflect on the recent events in my career, I have decided that it is time for me to retire as a professional fighter.
“In 2017, I boxed in front of a home crowd in Sheffield and became the WBA super-middleweight world champion.
“After four attempts I had finally fulfilled my childhood dream, and the experience was as great as I had always imagined it would be. It was without doubt the best moment of my career.”
Groves, a product of the Dale Youth Boxing Club in Notting Hill, also won the British, European and Commonwealth titles.