Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/14
British boxing champion George Groves was living in fear after gangsters threatened to kill him in a live TV fight. Police warned Groves, 23, and his fiancee, Sophie, following a tip-off he would be gunned down in the ring. The British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champ canceled Friday's televised clash with Scottish fighter Kenny Anderson at London's Wembley Arena because of a back injury. His management said the withdrawal was unrelated to "alleged threats." But a pal said, "George and Sophie were told by [UK detectives that] a threat had been made on his life and they should consider their safety. The intelligence said if he wasn't shot before the fight, it would happen in the ring." Anderson had called world No. 12 Groves a "coward" for not fighting him. But Groves said, "I apologize to everyone who spent money around the fight. I suffered a back injury sparring and haven't trained properly since." In November 2010, Groves beat Anderson, 29, in the sixth round of a...
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