7 pillars of a Champion with George Groves, Former Boxing World Champion #11
Play • 2 hr 6 min

With a wealth of championship titles to his name, George Groves has experienced the pain of having to rebuild, and exhibited physical, mental, and emotional strength throughout his illustrious boxing career. 

For episode 11 of The Perfect Athlete we finally hear from a world champion in my own profession. This feature-length deep dive covers every step of George’s journey - every trainer, every injury, the landmark bouts, right through to the motivations for calling time on his boxing career. 

George also shares his 7 pillars - a series of ideas which form a cyclical ethos that can be applied to sport, work, and life in general - and the experiences that taught him the importance of each pillar. 

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In this episode we cover:

  • George’s transition from kickboxing to boxing
  • His support network and parental pressure
  • Coping with losses and feeling self-assured
  • Adapting his boxing style with different coaches
  • The 7 traits/pillars of a champion
  • Physical, mental and emotional ability
  • Dealing with various injuries
  • George’s exit plan from boxing
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