Witness Groves breaking the iron fist of his next opponent in Nuremberg, Germany this Saturday, November 7th, boxing on the undercard of the Haye - Valuev world Heavyweight title fight bill.
The Saint comes up against Konstantin Makhankov Belarus' number 1 who has 15 wins (5 KO) with 18 losses but has only ever been stopped once, four years ago, against knockout specialist Victor Oganov. That was Oganov’s 23rd fight and it’s testament to Groves' early promise that he is being matched with Makhankov in only his 7th professional bout.
Makhankov has been in with a number of good operators, fought for the EBU-EE Super Middleweight title, and holds a win over Artem Solomko who took Tony Jeffries the distance over six rounds in Sunderland recently. A stern test then for 21 year-old Groves and a new challenge fighting over ten rounds in what will be his third fight in 34 days.
“Things are looking a lot sunnier for me right now and it doesn’t get much better than fighting on the undercard of a world Heavyweight title fight. I was due to fight six times in my first 12 months and by early November I’ll have gone past that. Early next year I want to be looking at Southern Area or English titles.” said Groves.
This will undoubtedly be the stuff of legends as Groves boxes a 10 round fight in this explosive confrontation of East meets West. Sky Box Office coverage starts from 8pm. Why would you be anywhere else? …
Ratings - World: 3/1,279
Ratings - British: 2/52
Residence: London, UK
Won: 25 (KO18)
Rounds Boxed: 176