Saint gearing up for September 20th!
George 'The Saint' Groves is all set for his return to action on September 20th as he takes on Christopher Rebrasse in a final eliminator for the WBC world title at Wembley Arena.
The 26-year-old Londoner challenges the Frenchman for his European super-middleweight belt in a fight that will also double as a final eliminator for the world title.
Rebrasse, who holds a professional record of 22 wins from 27 encounters, won the European title in March and is currently ranked number three with the WBC. That means the winner of the fight could secure a showdown with Anthony Dirrell, who recently dethroned Sakio Bika to claim the WBC strap and Groves admitted to being delighted with the fight:
"It's a step in the right direction. It's a big fight for me - I'm challenging for the European title but just as important for me is that it's a WBC final eliminator so win this fight and I'm back in the mix to challenge for a world title.
"If all goes to plan on September 20, we're back in the picture, challenging for world titles and back where I want to be.
"You learn an awful lot in every fight. Especially a big fight. Fights don't get much bigger than the last fight. You have to learn to deal with the build up, anticipation and excitement and go out there and perform in front of a large audience.
"It's a real test of your soul, your spirit and your minerals to come back to Wembley and box at the 'sister' arena. It's not at the stadium but at Wembley Arena. It's a fantastic arena which I've boxed at before - I successfully defended my British title there.
"I can't wait to be back boxing, more than anything else. I've improved as a fighter throughout the camp and we're looking forward to going out and putting on a great show in a couple of weeks."
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports. For tickets, call 0844 8244824 or click HERE
Groves v Rebrasse: Full Press Conference
The full press conference announcing the WBC Final Eliminator clash between George Groves and Christopher Rebrasse.
Ratings - World: 8/975
Ratings - British: 2/65
Residence: London, UK
Won: 19 (KO15)†