Groves Confident of Beating Bika or Dirrell For WBC Belt
George Groves is itching to get back in the ring following back-to-back defeats to British super-middleweight Carl Froch.
Groves first lost his unbeaten professional record to WBA and IBF champion Froch in controversial fashion before suffering a stunning one-punch knockout in the eighth round of their return bout in front of 80,000 fight fans at Wembley.
The Londoner has not been put off by the setbacks and is aiming to get back on the winning trail against European champion at 168lbs Christopher Rebrasse, a contest that will also double as an eliminator for the WBC title.
"I am back on the hunt for success and, in turn, will deliver a successful bid in a world title quest. The route chosen is a fantastic one, in my opinion,” he said to sportlobster.com.
Groves will be aiming for victory on September 20, and a successful showing will land him a shot at either current WBC champion Sakio Bika or Andre Dirrell, who fight each other next Saturday.
"It should be a tough match for both fighters, but either one I will beat after I defeat Rebrasse," Groves added.
The fight with Rebrasse takes place at Wembley Arena and Groves does not think there will be any mental scars as he returns to the place where he suffered his devastating defeat in May.
"Wembley Arena has been a successful stomping ground in the past and I aim to continue this trend.
"Returning to Wembley could well be a tough challenge in itself. However, I know this won't be the case for me. I will relish the excitement of simulated emotions. It is when you most feel alive.
"In front of 80,000 people, I had the time of my life. Standing, parading and revelling in the atmosphere was one of my favourite and proudest moments.
"I hope and plan to be involved in making boxing history again one day."
I think Groves beats them both. Let's not confuse Anthony Dirrell with Andre Dirrell... Anthony is nowhere near as good as his brother. He's not a bum by any stretch but nothing like his brother.Comment by Ringlife on 08-07-2014
I would like to see Grooves vs Dirrell.Comment by wiz1030 on 08-07-2014
article is sloppy and needs some editorial work. Bika is fight "Anthony" Dirrell, not Andre.Comment by robbyheartbaby on 08-07-2014
Bika would waste this kid inside of 5 rounds.Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 08-07-2014
Andre Dirrell and Groves have trained together, but i'm not sure to what extent. Can't remember if they sparred or not. anyway there might be some familiarity there and each guy might like their chances, interesting fight edit: disregard post,…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)