George Groves Eager To Face Sierra on San Jose Bill

George Groves will return to the ring in the United States at the end of the month. The British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion takes on Mexican Francisco Sierra in San Jose on the 28th of July on the undercard of the WBC welterweight title fight between Robert Guerrero and Selcuk Aydin.

A series of last-minute injuries have kept Groves idle since his victory over Paul Smith in November, and the unbeaten Londoner is desperate to get his career back on track.

"It is more relief than anything now that I finally have a date to box," Groves told his own website.

"It feels like a lifetime since I last fought and I need to make up for lost time seeing as I haven't managed one round of competitive fighting this year!

"Francisco Sierra is a very seasoned and tenacious fighter. He packs a punch and has a typical 'no holds barred' Mexican style. I can't wait to face this test, and finally show all the improvements I have made this year."

Sierra, the same age as Groves at 24, has been in with Edison Miranda during a 31-fight career featuring five defeats.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 07-09-2012

Great fight if it happens, Sierra will definitely cause Groves some problems.

Comment by truestory1987 on 07-09-2012

Is this fight gonna be televised along with the main event?..if not, I hope they have this on the other Showtime channel that shows the undercard would be pretty awesome to see Groves on American tv!

Comment by taansend on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=dan_cov;12317186]Sierra battered him throughout, very one sided, a punch landed right on the bell for the end of the round. They gave a battered & bloodied George time to recover & docked Sierra two points for the shot on the…

Comment by dan_cov on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=taansend;12317176]How did the Don George fight actually end? Did anyone see it? Sierra won a Technical Decision in the 7th round. He also got deducted TWO points at once (according to Boxrec). What happened to cause that?[/QUOTE] Sierra battered him…

Comment by taansend on 07-09-2012

[QUOTE=dan_cov;12317131]Good fight. I see Sierra as a live underdog with wins over Lopez, Don George & gave Oosthuizen a tough night he is certainly no mug.[/QUOTE] How did the Don George fight actually end? Did anyone see it? Sierra won…

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