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George Groves v Badou Jack Moved To Mayweather Undercard?

It’s looking like WBC 168 lb mandatory George Groves may have to wait a little bit longer for his opportunity to dethrone new champion Badou Jack, with the mooted August 22nd date reportedly being moved to the Mayweather v Bero under card on September 12th.

Before the August date was announced, “Money Team” member Jack had hinted the fight would take place on Floyd’s Vegas under card, and now Showtime exec Chris DeBlastio has confirmed the broadcaster doesn’t have an event scheduled for the 22nd. Continue reading

Martin Murray: Working Toward Big Fights w/DeGale & Groves

He makes his debut under the Matchroom promotional banner tomorrow night in Liverpool, fighting up at 168 lb for the very first time against Georgia’s George Beroshvili in what is something of an “easing into the division” fight – yet Martin Murray has his sights on the division’s big-guns – and is hopefully looking towards big money-fights with new IBF champion James DeGale and WBC mandatory George Groves in the none too distant future.

Murray, who extended Gennady Golovkin further than any man previously when he took him 11 rounds in Monaco back in February, spoke to iFLtv about his fight tomorrow night – and just what lies in store beyond that. Continue reading

Callum Smith: I’d beat George Groves

Callum Smith says he would bet George Groves if the pair met for a World title – but insists his sole focus is on putting on a career-best display against Christopher Rebrasse when they meet for the vacant WBC Silver World Super Middleweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Friday June 26, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading

Groves v Jack Possibly On Mayweather Undercard

After he upset Anthony Dirrell to take the WBC 168 lb strap out in Chicago recently, it was clear Sweden’s Money Team member and new champion Badou Jack would be facing mandatory challenger George Groves (who had stepped aside to allow Jack to face Dirrell) in his very next outing.

When Groves’ promoter Sauerland Event announced that a deal had been reached between concerned parties faster than expected back in May, it became apparent that the Brit would be traveling Stateside, though an exact date and venue are still to be confirmed. Continue reading

Super-Middleweight: The British Battleground

Nigel Benn- Michael Watson- Chris Eubank: three names that perhaps do not signify pound for pound pedigree but a trifocal of British pugilists that waged successive wars against each other across the early nineties. Frankly, any boxing purism would have been out of place in a hellish round robin of barbaric contests between the trio predicated upon genuine animosity and bloodlust that were more reminiscent of trench warfare than of any sporting endeavour. For the pleasured served up, tolls were taken, with Michael Watson suffering a cruel brain injury in his bout with Chris Eubank that would permanently alter his life. Speak to the irrepressible Watson today though and not a modicum of self-pity or regret will be detected in his attitude. Continue reading

Badou Jack vs George Groves Now Official!

After Anthony Dirrell’s voluntary defence against “The Ripper” Badou Jack backfired spectacularly a month ago, resulting in him surrendering his title to the Swede “TMT” member, it was known and expected that mandatory challenger, Britain’s “St” George Groves would be next in line for his shot at the belt.

Fans were expecting the deal to be inked in the next 12 weeks, yet a tweet from German promotional heavyweights Sauerland Event tonight has confirmed that the WBC and relevant parties have moved more swiftly than expected – and the deal for Jack v Groves is done. Continue reading

Is Badou Jack A Better Fight For George Groves?

Before last night’s upset Stateside, there was one fighter who had been keeping a careful eye on proceedings between Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1, 22ko) and Badou Jack(19-1-1,12ko) and that was Britain’s “St.” George Groves, mandatory challenger to the WBC 168lb strap.

Groves (21-2,16ko) had originally stepped aside to let Dirrell make a voluntary defence of the belt, a move that backfired on the Michigan fighter spectacularly when he dropped a MD to “The Money Team” fighter by scores of 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112. Continue reading

Froch vacates today. DeGale vs Groves 2 on the cards?

The Mirror has reported that WBA/IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch will be forced to vacate his IBF strap today as he has failed to set up a fight with the mandatory challenger in James DeGale. This did not seem to be the case of Froch being afraid to fight DeGale, on the contrary he has been looking to find himself a farewell fight in Vegas against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, nevertheless this title will be up for grabs in the coming months and as DeGale is the first in line he will be fighting for it. The number two ranked fighter by the IBF is American Andre Dirrell, brother of WBC champ Anthony Dirrell. This is an exiting proposition as we could have brothers both as title holders in the same weight class. Continue reading

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