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Groves is Injured, Withdraws From Stieglitz Title Fight

By Edward Chaykovsky

Super middleweight George Groves (14-0, 11KOs) has announced that he suffered an injury in training, which didn't heal in time, and he's been forced to withdraw from his upcoming fight with WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs), scheduled to take place on Sauerland Event's big show on May 5th in Germany. Groves previously suffered an injury which forced him to withdraw from a rematch with Kenny Anderson a few weeks ago. The Anderson rematch is still on the ledger for June 30th.

The fight with Stieglitz was made after the WBO named Groves as the mandatory challenger to the super middleweight title. Anderson is the mandatory challenger to Groves' British title.

"I am sorry to have to announce that I won't be boxing on May 5th. I have picked up an injury in the build up to this fight. We tried to work through it but soon realized I wouldn't be able to perform the training needed to prepare for this fight. After coming back to London immediately and seeking medical advice, I hope that this problem will be sorted soon and will only be a short delay," Groves wrote.

"I am truly sorry to everyone involved who will be affected by this. This is without a doubt the toughest decision I have ever had to make, I am gutted but nothing worth having is given away. It has only made me more determined to achieve my goal of becoming world champion. Thanks to everyone again for their continued support in my journey."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hitman932 on 04-17-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;12012379]Definetely. But who of todays fighters could stand up to a prime Hearns anyway?[/QUOTE] Well I say nobody, but I'm biased, I will pick Hearns over everyone including the guys he lost to twice. It puts into terms the greatness…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 04-17-2012

[QUOTE=Hitman932;12012376]The man in your sig would dust both of those guys off at the same time with a single right hand. Always felt bad for Shuler. Good fighter and died too young. That right hand is all anyone remembers him…

Comment by Hitman932 on 04-17-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;12012367] Does anybody have a feeling that this is a great situation for Sauerland? I await the annoncement of Abraham-Stieglitz within a week.[/QUOTE] The man in your sig would dust both of those guys off at the same time with…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 04-17-2012

Poor Stieglitz. First a fight with Mikkel Kessler in November gets postponed to April because of injury. Then the fight got cancelled. Enter Groves and now he is injured. Must be a frustrating situation. Does anybody have a feeling that…

Comment by Weebler I on 04-16-2012

Shame about this injury, he was gutsy to take the fight, hopefully it won't be too long before we see him in action again [QUOTE=Hitman932;12010833]Ugliness isn't an injury.[/QUOTE] don't believe everything your momma tells you

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