Groves pulls out of Stieglitz fight due to injury

George Groves has withdrawn from his World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Super-Middleweight title fight against champion Robert Stieglitz due to an injury sustained in his Cyprus training camp.

Groves, the current British and Commonwealth Champion, was schedule to face Russian Stieglitz on May 5th in Germany in his first challenge for a world title.

Promoter Frank Warren said; "I am bitterly disappointment for George as I was convinced he would have beaten Steiglitz and brought the WBO Super-Middleweight title back to it's spiritual home. Once George is fit

a new date will be rescheduled as George is the mandatory challenger."

Dailydaite vs. Krausova on Friday

On Friday April 20 in Dortmund, Germanys undefeated Goda Dailydaite, 6-0 (2), takes on Arleta Krausova, 6-1 (2), from the Czech Republic for the vacant World Boxing Federation Women’s World Featherweight title on a show promoted by Khalil Boxpromotion.

Born in Lithuania in 1985, Goda Dailydaite is now residing in Essen, not far from Dortmund. She turned pro in June 2010, and already in her third fight, in April 2011, she won an Intercontinental title by defeating Austria’s Doris Koehler by ten round unanimous decision.

Dailydaite has since scored additionally three victories, and is aiming to take her career to the next level against Krausova. The 31 year old from Usti will enter her second world title fight, having lost a spirited challenge of World Boxing Federation (WBF) Super Featherweight Champion Ramona Kuehne on points last year.

In her last outing Krausova won a minor championship by defeating another German, Pia Mazelanik, this past November. That bout, like the Kuehne-challenge, also took place in Germany, so fighting for titles against Germans in Germany is nothing new to Arleta Krausova.

On the same night in Les Pennes-Mirabeau, France, WBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Champion Nadjib Mohammedi will put his title on the line against Algerian-born Swiss Mohamed Belkacem at the Salle Jean Roure. This will be the first defense for Mohammedi, who won the title last year at the same venue against Georgian George Tevdorashvili.

Being a former French and European Union Champion, as well as a former World Boxing Organization (WBO) World title-challenger, Mohammedi, 25-3 (13), is the more accomplished of the two. But former Swiss Champion Belkacem, 20-4-1 (9), is no stranger to competing at championship level himself, and a year ago he proved his grit by losing a competitive decision to current WBF World Champion Doudou Ngumbu for the African Boxing Union crown.

The winner of the Mohammedi vs. Belkacem WBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title fight, promoted by Robert Safrani and B C Center, could be in line to challenge the aforementioned Ngumbu for the World Championship, so a lot is on the line this coming Friday. The loser will have to get back in line.

Hellraiser Fight Night Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Man

This Friday (April 20) sees the latest instalment of Mickey Helliet’s Hellraiser Promotions, ‘Coronet Small Hall Classic Boxing Series’. ‘Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Man’ sponsored by The Daily Sport and promoted in partnership with Robert Waterman and NP Helliet Events will be topped by the highly anticipated clash between Chas ‘The Bomb’ Symonds and Darryl ‘The Real Deal’ Still for the Southern Area Welterweight Title and Helliet says it’s personal.

He said: “They don’t like each other – and that usually makes for a good fight. Chas was upset by some comments Darryl made at the press conference last time they boxed on the same show and the feelings seem mutual from Darryl”.

“Still, from Basingstoke, makes the step up to championship level after six straight wins under Helliet’s management and popular Croydon slugger Symonds who is also managed by Helliet, is a former Southern Area Champion and among British boxing’s most exciting fighters.

Symonds says he is looking to “Take care of Still” to set up a rematch with Gavin Tait, who edged him out in a toe-to-toe thriller last year, before he targets British champion Colin Lynes.

Promoter Helliet has built a reputation as one of Britain’s leading small-hall impresarios, regularly selling out venues with terrific value-for-money bills and he says his next show could be his best yet!

Following the astronomical viewing figures achieved on their previous Eurosport broadcast, the channel take their cameras back to the Elephant and Castle to capture the drama. The live broadcast of the last event was watched by over seven hundred and fifty thousand viewers worldwide.

“The atmosphere at the Coronet is truly unique. Well matched fights between highly motivated fighters for titles that mean so much to them in front of packed audiences is a formula that repeatedly delivers great fights”, enthused Helliet. “This Friday’s event is looking excellent, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing, it’s good to know so many people are looking forward to the show.”

The bill is packed with exactly the kind of contests for which Helliet’s Coronet events are becoming renowned. Heading the undercard is an intriguing match-up between Carshalton’s Tony Owen (12-1) with Bulgaria’s big punching Asan Yuseinov (10-2-2).

Crayford featherweight Lewis Pettitt aims to make it seven wins out of seven after a whirlwind win in his last fight, while another popular South London fighter, Ricky Boylan targets a third straight knock-out win and Robert Lloyd-Taylor steps back into the ring for the first time since winning the coveted ‘Prizefighter’ tournament.

Peckham Millwall fan Johnny Garton is another unbeaten prospect in action, along with Helliet’s newest signings Lewis Pinto, who made a name for himself on the London unlicensed circuit and Odiham’s Matt Goddard. Both make their pro debuts. Morden’s exciting Craig Whyatt and Peckham based Diego Burton complete the line-up.

Further information is available from 07843-636920

Press conference 7pm at the Coronet Theatre April 16th.

Twitter: Follow @Mickey_Helliet


Event April 20th Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, London, SE1 6TJ. Doors 6pm first bell 7pm.

Article posted on 17.04.2012

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