JAMIE Cox says all his focus is on becoming a world champion as George Groves’ team ramp up the mind games.

The unbeaten Swindon southpaw faces Groves for his WBA Super world super-middleweight title on October 14 at Wembley Arena in the opening round of the World Boxing Super Series.

Groves’ trainer Shane McGuigan looked to get under Cox’s skin by stating that he was ‘a light-middleweight – middleweight at best’.

And while Cox’s trainer John Costello said that size would not be a factor, the former Commonwealth Games gold medallist remained calm and focused.

“I’m preparing the the best and hardest I can so I can win the fight,” Cox said. “I’m in the sport to fight the best – I just love the challenge.

“George has got great people around in Shane (McGuigan, trainer), Barry (McGuigan, promoter) and the rest of his team.

“I’m just looking forward to this opportunity and I’m working hard.

“I’m not thinking about (their) talk – I’m just preparing for what he does, how he performs and I’m concentrating on what I need to do to win the fight.”

Groves, who, when picking Cox for this quarter-final fight, said that he chose the former Walcot amateur because he was the ‘easiest’ of the opponents, said that he wants to make a statement with the manner in which he aims to beat the 31-year-old.

“When me and Jamie ringwalk at Wembley we will know who we are fighting in the new year as (Chris) Eubank (Jr) and the other chap (Avni Yildirim) will have fought the week before,” Groves said.

“I want to strike fear into every super-middleweight in this tournament.

“I will do a complete, comprehensive job on Jamie Cox.

“There are so many reasons as to why I picked Jamie. As well as being a fight against a fellow Brit, it will generate a lot of excitement in the UK.

“It is a fight that I know that I will get up for. He is also a southpaw, I fancied that too, and he’s a bit wild.

“There are no easy fights from the four I could choose from, I had first pick so I went for Jamie.

“I suppose if we were talking about this fight in Turkey then people may say that I have picked the easy guy, but, because he is a Brit, it will create more excitement and tension.”

The Cox-Groves fight will be shown live on ITV Box Office after the broadcaster agreed to show the tournament across their platforms.