Stieglitz vs Groves Clash on May 5th in Erfurt, Germany
By Edward Chaykovsky
According to the World Boxing Organization, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs) will make a mandatory defense against British titleholder George Groves (14-0, 11KOs) on May 5th in Erfurt, Germany. The event will be promoted by Sauerland Event and SES Boxing. Last month in in Budapest, SES submitted around $800,000 to secure the promotional rights to the fight. The bout will take place on the same card as the Marco Huck-Ola Afolabi WBO cruiserweight title rematch.
Stieglitz, especially with home advantage, will be a huge test for Groves, who I can't really rate since I've only seen the DeGale-fight. Huck-Afolabi should be good, although Huck beat him already a few years ago. But now Afolabi is…Comment by Hougigo on 04-03-2012
May 5th.... championship night. Bunch of interesting fights going onComment by D-MiZe on 04-03-2012
Even if he wins the title and defends it against the likes of Johnson/Magee, it's still much better than what Cleverly is doing.Comment by SaintGeorge on 04-03-2012
Think it's a step too soon for Groves if i'm being honest. He can win the Stieglitz fight, don't get me wrong, infact I think he will win it. But he'll be like Cleverley and defend it against loads of…Comment by Ray* on 04-03-2012
Am shocked but Groves has nothing to lose here, and he might get up more for fights like this one, hope he pulls it off.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (19)