By Edward Chaykovsky
Super middleweight contender George Groves (19-2, 15KOs) is backing Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22KOs) to defeat Sakio Bika (32-5-3, 21KOs) for the WBC championship on Saturday night at the StubHub in Carson, California.
Groves is targeting a shot at the WBC title. On September 20th at Wembley Arena he will go for the WBC's vacant silver crown against Christopher Rebrasse.
Bika and Dirrell fought to a disputed draw last December. Both boxers believe they deserved the decision.
"I would say I would rather see Dirrell win simply because I know him a bit better and fighting him looks like more fun," he told Sky Sports.
"He's got that spitefulness, which I like. The family name carries weight on both sides of the Atlantic. Also, with a name like that, any fight is less likely to have it stopped with a cut or something. When they see the name Dirrell, they want to see it go the full 12 rounds!"