Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuban Linx on 08-07-2014

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)
Top Headlines Roach Very Worried - Pacquiao Looking Bad in Camp, Sparring Rob Brant Must Consent To N'Dam vs. Murata Rematch Crawford-Diaz Fight Peaked at 1.036M Viewers, Averaged 961K Spence: In Beating Kell Brook I'll Prove That I'm a Top 5 Fighter! Prograis-Diaz Doubleheader Set Down For ShoBox on June 9 George Groves Views Chudinov as Best Chance To Win World Title Brook: This Will Be a Prince Naseem vs. Kevin Kelley Type of Fight Joshua: Klitschko Should Leave on Positive Note, Forget Rematch Sanchez: When Golovkin Goes To 168, Jacobs Will Be Dominant Arum: Pacquiao Wants Purse for Crawford to be Worth the Risk Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues Hard Grind For Horn Defense Ryan Martin Back at Big Bear, Helping Shafikov For Easter Bout Muhammad Waseem May Land Eliminator in Fall, Says Manager Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them! Beltran: I Should No Problem Getting Green Card After That KO Gary Russell Jr. - If No Unification Next, I Plan To Move Up Thurman: Hard To Be Confident in Brook, He Hasn't Proved It at 147 Berchelt: Miura a True Warrior, Confident I'll Leave With My Belt Juan Manuel Marquez Return Still in Play For July, Says Nacho Team Uzcategui Will Push For No-Contest, Dirrell Rematch Order Ryota Murata Feeling Good About Career Despite Shocking Loss Brook: No Issues With Weight, Close To 147 For Spence Defense ABC Calls For Ban of Dirrell's Trainer Due To Post-Fight Assault Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast Joshua: Mayweather-McGregor is Bigger With Me on Undercard Adrien Broner To Spend Three Days in Jail For Contempt Charge Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business! Mayweather Confident He Would School Golovkin in 'Easy' Fight Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update Frankie Gavin To Return, June 3 In Scotland Brook vs. Spence: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russell Henshaw Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko, Mayweather, Future, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement