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Groves Drifting Away From Hearn To American Promoter?

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to a report in Daily Mail, super middleweight contender George Groves (19-1, 15KOs) is considering promotional offers from Golden Boy, Top Rank, Lou DiBella and K2 Promotions. Groves' promotional deal with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom has expired, says the boxer.

Groves is coming off a controversial nine round TKO defeat to IBF/WBA "regular" champion Carl Froch. He prefers to face Froch next in a rematch, but the Nottingham boxer is not interested.

"There's an awful lot of promoters interested in me,' Groves said. 'Because obviously I'm an exciting fighter in a good division, and I've got a successful future. I'm doing my job right and they're interested. Plenty from Stateside – four from Stateside, all the big players are interested. I'm in a good position, I'm happy.'

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by techliam on 12-25-2013

[QUOTE=Box-Office;14067237]I agree with the whole UK's next superstar thing but once [B]u go big in your home country the eventual goal is to come to States anyways[/B] so better do it now cuz the training and sparring we all know…

Comment by soul_survivor on 12-25-2013

[QUOTE=PittyPat;14066586]Good to hear. Groves is indeed an exciting fighter (I love his feints and stance), so here's hoping a U.S. promoter can get him deals to fight the big-name SMWs or LHWs. That should be enough to enable him to…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 12-25-2013

Ive been following him for a couple yrs now and I was excited to see him fight on that undercard last year.. I think it was in San Jose maybe?...against Santana. I thought he got a pretty good reaction from…

Comment by wiz1030 on 12-25-2013

I can see him going with DiBella. Think that's the best move for him if he does leave. DiBella has international reach and it wouldn't be wise to get stuck on one of the cold warring companies especially at SMW/LHW

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 12-25-2013

I like Groves, but I don't think he has the style to develop an American following. Most Americans didn't even see his Froch fight, which is the main thing he has going for him. He should stick to a British…

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