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Groves-Ndiaye Won By Warren; Rudy Markussen Update

Promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bid to stage the European Super-Middleweight title clash between George Groves and Mohamed Ali Ndiaye.

The Hammersmith star was last in action in December with an outstanding performance against Glen Johnson in a defence of his Commonwealth title.

Groves will get home advantage when he challenges for the title - vacated by previous Groves victim James DeGale - against Ndiaye who's never been stopped in 23 fights.

He will feature on a huge show to be announced by Warren on Monday alongside some of his biggest stars' including World Champions Ricky Burns and Nathan Cleverly plus former world title challenger Dereck Chisora. 

Regarding Chisora, please by aware that he is in the process of reapplying for his British Boxing Board of Control license and will appear on the show strictly subject to him being successful.

***Markussen to face Blackledge as Nordic Fight Night returns to Frederikshavn on March 16***

Rudy Markussen (38-3, 25 KOs) will take on Luke Blackledge (12-0-1, 4 KOs) on March 16 as the Nordic Fight Night returns to Frederikshavn´s Arena Nord. Blackledge came to fame in Denmark last June when he stopped Mads Larsen in what was only his tenth fight. Meanwhile, the Hardhitter celebrated a successful comeback on the Kessler-Magee undercard, knocking out Daniel Regi in the first round.

“Markussen versus Blackledge is an exciting fight that makes a lot of sense for both of
them,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Rudy has no time to waste, he needs to hold off an extremely talented prospect like Blackledge if he wants to fight for a title again. Blackledge, on the other hand, would have a huge name if he stopped another Danish boxing great, which I don´t think he will, though. We´re thrilled to return to Frederikshavn with an action-packed card. The atmosphere at Arena Nord has been sensational during our last two visits.”

Markussen, who has knocked out five of his last six opponents, wants to  make Blackledge pay for beating Larsen. “I saw the fight, Blackledge is  a good kid,” Markussen said. “But that´s what he is, just a talented kid  who will be in trouble once he tastes my power. I am convinced I will  knock him out.”

Said Blackledge: “It was an honour to fight Mads Larsen and I am  thrilled to return to Denmark. The example of Brian Magee shows where victories over Larsen and Markussen can get you - to the very top! I intend to take the same route and after knocking out Larsen, Markussen is the next in line. I look forward to going to Frederikshavn.”

Per Malmberg, CEO of Arena Nord, is delighted to bring the Nordic Fight Night back to town. “We had two great boxing events at Arena Nord in 2012,” he said. “There is a lot of love for boxing in Frederikshavn and I´m sure the atmosphere as well as the fight action will again be brilliant on March 16.”

The Nordic Fight Night will once again feature the very best of Nordic boxing, with further fights announced shortly. Tickets are on sale at www.arenanord.dk .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brainsucker on 01-12-2013

Dereck WHO?

Comment by Straightener on 01-11-2013

End of the day I would prefer to watch Groves go to toe to toe fighting his way through the ranks than watch degale slap shiz for 5 rounds and struggle over the distance. Don't get me wrong I want…

Comment by TGD on 01-11-2013

[QUOTE=Bodyshot3;12908568]The whole Groves/DeGale career dynamic is fascinating...... .....George wins 'The Big Fight' but then seems to slip back into long spells of inactivity/domestic level scraps with people like Paul Smith or stupid showcase fights on the bottom of US undercards.…

Comment by D-MiZe on 01-11-2013

Not sure which DeGale you're watching but it can't be the Olympic champion, James DeGale. Needs to learn how to throw a punch, let alone learning a defence. Groves had a bad '12 with injury but he's easily keeping pace…

Comment by Bodyshot3 on 01-11-2013

The whole Groves/DeGale career dynamic is fascinating...... .....George wins 'The Big Fight' but then seems to slip back into long spells of inactivity/domestic level scraps with people like Paul Smith or stupid showcase fights on the bottom of US undercards.…

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