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Stieglitz vs Groves Purse Bid is Ordered For March 12th

By Osmond Rodriguez

In a strange move, the WBO has ordered a purse bid for a mandatory fight between super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs) and British challenger George Groves (14-0, 11KOs).

The move is strange because both boxers have very tough fights coming up. Stieglitz defends his title against for two-time champion Mikkel Kessler on April 14th, and Groves has a rematch with Kenny Anderson on March 16th.

The purse bid has been scheduled for March 12th at La Pampa Restaurant in Hungary.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 03-07-2012

There's All kinds of rumours regarding Kessler vs. Stieglitz. Also a few facts. Its a fact that there's no undercard announced. Its also a fact that most of Sauerlands Danish pros are fighting at a card just a couple of…

Comment by tripper on 03-07-2012

[QUOTE=Clegg;11863367]Warren Boys Only and all that.[/QUOTE] Ive never thought about it like that but holy sh1t, pretty much every champ hes had is wbo.

Comment by Clegg on 03-07-2012

[QUOTE=SaintGeorge;11863380]Does Warren work for the WBO or something?[/QUOTE] Nah, they just seem to be very close. I remember that the WBO wasn't really seen as a proper world title, and then Warren had his biggest names win and hold onto…

Comment by SAJ10 on 03-07-2012

I doubt whether this will be anything to do with Warren - Kessler will beat Stegliez, which means Groves will become mandatory against Kessler. Booth said not long ago Groves needs a lot more polishing before moving to World level…

Comment by SaintGeorge on 03-07-2012

Does Warren work for the WBO or something?

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