Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Groves, DeGale Doubleheader is Set for December 9th

Rival super-middleweights George Groves and James DeGale will joint-headline a big fight card at the ExCeL London on Friday 9th December, LIVE and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456).

Big-hitting Groves defends his British and Commonwealth titles, while all-action DeGale will put his WBO Intercontinental title on the line.  Opponents for both will be announced shortly.

Hammersmith Groves - who beat DeGale in the amateurs - inflicted the first loss on Olympic champion DeGale's pro career in a close and controversial points win in May at the O2 Arena and are again on a collision course for a third meeting. 

Each fighter has gone their own way for now, Groves took his record to 15-0 with a stunning second round KO win over former British champion Paul Smith at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

While DeGale, from Harlesden, won the European and WBO Intercontinental titles last month in Liverpool against tough Pole Piotr Wilczewski.

Groves said, "I signed with Frank to keep busy and it is great that he's got me out once more before the end of the year and I can then look at an active 2012,"

"I'm looking to put on an exciting and explosive performance for the fans' and BoxNation viewers' as I did against Smith on Saturday night at Wembley and show that I'm a true world class potential,"

"DeGale can say what he wants, but he knows the job I did on Smith in two rounds was more clinical and devastating than what he did in nine rounds,"

"If he wants a long career, the last thing he wants to do is fight me again, I've beat him twice, once more and that's the end of him."

DeGale said, "I won the European and WBO Intercontinental titles on my return and I'm still on course for a world title fight next year,"

"I'll take Groves again at the drop of hat because I believe I beat him last time out, it was close, but I thought I won it,"

"I've got my own business to see to on December 9 and I'm just focused on improving with my trainer Jim McDonnell,"

"If he keeps winning and I keep winning then it's a massive fight that the public are going to want to see again."

Unbeaten Hatfield traveller Billy Joe Saunders, who claimed the Southern Area Middleweight title at Wembley last Saturday, will also feature on the card.

He said, "On BoxNation I'll have boxed in October, November and December which is great for my career."

"I won my first pro title and I'm looking forward to getting better and better with the more fights I'm having."

"Next year I'll be targeting the big three titles, the British, Commonwealth and European before I move on to the world scene."

A full undercard will be announced shortly.

Tickets priced at £40, £50, £80 and £100 are available (from Monday 10 November) from Ticketmaster on 0844 844 0444.  Tickets are available now through www.frankwarren.tv

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by knockoutkid on 11-10-2011

give kenny andersson propper notice ffs.

Comment by daggum on 11-10-2011

double bum fest.

Comment by lfc19titles on 11-10-2011

[QUOTE=GoogleMe;11398088]No need for a rematch, before they are both world champions.[/QUOTE] Exactly, a smart promoter like GB or top rank would make them both world champs, make them defend the titles a few times, get the country buzzing and then…

Comment by GoogleMe on 11-10-2011

No need for a rematch, before they are both world champions.

Comment by JimmyMcNulty on 11-10-2011

I thought BNTV was going premium in the new year? Oh well, doesn't make much difference to me and my methods of watching fights. Good to see Groves and Degale being kept apart.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Promoter: Mayorga Returned To Get His Hands on Margarito! Photos: Cesar Juarez, Jose Zepeda, Tyson Marquez - Final Presser Video: Luis Ortiz on Haymon Deal, Fighting in New York, More Showtime, HBO Still in Running to Air Joshua-Klitschko in U.S. Adonis Stevenson-Sean Monaghan Fight Being Pushed Back Golovkin's Promoter Updates on Status of Billy Joe Saunders Fight Photos: Luis Ortiz, Derric Rossy - Go Face To Face in New York Anthony Ogogo Registered Blind After Fracturing Eye Socket Mike Perez Ring Return Set For April 28 In Dublin Glenn Dezurn vs. Leroy Davila To Open Up ShoBox, April 14 Trainer: Gamboa, If He Stops Bad Habits, Can Beat Lomachenko Eric Molina: Not Many Will Beat Joshua, He'll Go Through Klitschko David Haye is The Latest To Entertain Facing a UFC Fighter Mikkel Kessler Ring Return in Play For World Boxing Super Series Bradley Skeete vs. Shayne Singleton Set, June 2 In Brentwood Shumenov vs. Dorticos Headed To Palms in Las Vegas, April 29 Brook vs. Spence Tickets - Fight Pass Pre-Sale Sold Out Pacquiao Adviser: Pacquiao-Horn Deal Being Finalized For July 2 Petrov's Promoter Could See 'Fight of The Year' With Flanagan Kathy Duva Explains Why Barrera is Not Fighting Artur Beterbiev Luis Ortiz's Manager Explains Why They Signed With Al Haymon Charlo's Trainer, Hatley Argue About Results of Spence Sparring Frank Warren: 1 Mill For Crolla To Face Flanagan, is Hearn Joking? Liam Smith Hopes To Land Miguel Cotto Showdown Thomas Stalker To Return In Leicester, April 22 Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement