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Groves Backs Dirrell To Unseat Bika, Targets Him

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!"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slick Veteran on 08-13-2014

Groves has no chance of even being competitive in a fight with Dirrell.

Comment by Jim Tom on 08-13-2014

The scorpion lies down for no man. There's no guarantee Dirrell will win this fight. If it was Andre maybe you could say. As for Groves preferring Dirrell it's understandble. Sakio can beat you up regardless of who you are…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-13-2014

Anthony Dirrell vs George Groves would actually be a pretty good fight. Assuming that Dirrell gets past Bika of course. Which isn't guaranteed.

Comment by Weebler I on 08-13-2014

You'll probably have to sign with Al Haymon to land that fight Georgie.

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