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Stieglitz vs Groves: SES Boxing Wins The Purse Bid

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been informed that SES Boxing, who promote WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23KOs), secured the rights to the mandatory defense against British titleholder George Groves (14-0, 11KOs). The WBO held a purse bid earlier today in Budapest, Hungary. Reportedly SES submitted "around $800,000."

Stieglitz was scheduled to defend his title against Mikkel Kessler on April 14th in Coppenhagen, but BoxingScene broke the news earlier today that Kessler is still dealing with a right hand injury and withdrew from the contest . Kessler will return on May 19th against a new opponent.

Groves has a fight scheduled on Friday night in Wembley, as he faces dangerous puncher Kenny Anderson (15-1, 11KOs) in a rematch.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Leohappy on 03-12-2012

wow i didn't know SES boxing has so much money tbh. $800k is quite a solid buck.

Comment by SelectOne on 03-12-2012

I think Groves Wins this one hes a quality fighter hes one of those fighters with more heart than skills but i think he goes to war in this fight he goes out on his back or Robert does no…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 03-12-2012

Stieglitz will beat and ko Groves.

Comment by chav on 03-12-2012

It's a big if not a good step up for Groves. I couldn't imagine Frank losing a purse bid for DeGail when those two were together and best pals, but I always got the suspicion he picked up Groves for…

Comment by D-MiZe on 03-12-2012

Groves fights on Friday against Anderson in their second fight. Check out the first on Youtube.

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