George ‘The Saint’ Groves is 'ready to rock' ahead of his challenge for Badou Jack's WBC world super-middleweight title in Las Vegas on September 12.
The Saint is the mandatory challenger for the WBC title, and he will now get a third shot at becoming a world champion, with Jack making the first defence of his belt after taking it from Anthony Dirrell in April. And yet again, Groves is fighting on the biggest stage, as part of the undercard for pound for pound number 1 Floyd Mayweather's final fight, against Andre Berto at the MGM Grand.
The 27-year-old from Hammersmith held a media workout on Friday in Los Angeles and vowed to capitalise on any mistakes Badou Jack makes and announce himself as the world's best super middleweight by winning their world title clash.
'Training camp has been going great', Groves said. 'We're fully acclimated to the time change and altitude. We're performing very well in the gym and fulfilling the plan.
'We've trained in the US before. Last year we came over to spar with Gennady Golovkin. This time we're out there for much longer and it has been very successful.
'I like training in the altitude and I expect it to help me on fight night. We got used to it over the weeks of camp and now it's time to bring the extra energy to the ring.
'I carry power. I have good hands and foot speed. I can control the fight from anywhere. The mistakes that Badou Jack makes, I will take advantage of.
'Once Badou Jack leaves an opening, I will take it. I plan to look very good doing so.
'I want to announce myself as the best fighter in the division and I'm planning on doing that September 12. There won't be any question marks. After I win this fight, I'll have proof.'
Promo for the WBC world super-middleweight title fight between George Groves and Badou Jack, that will take place on the undercard of Mayweather v Berto in Las Vegas on Sept 12th.
Ratings - World: 7/975
Ratings - British: 2/65
Residence: London, UK
Won: 21 (KO16)
Rounds Boxed: 131