George ‘The Saint’ Groves will face unbeaten Scot David Brophy at The O2 in London on April 9th, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Three-time World title challenger Groves meets Scotsman Brophy (16-0) over 12 rounds on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s World Heavyweight title clash with Charles Martin, as the Londoner aims to stay on track for a fourth shot at World honours.
Groves returned to the ring in style in January, stopping Andrea Di Luisa inside five rounds at the Copper Box Arena in East London in his first fight with new trainer Shane McGuigan.
“It’s nice to be in a domestic dust-up!” said Groves.
“David is an undefeated fighter so I’m sure he will be coming with a lot of confidence. It’s great to be back on Sky Sports and part of a great Box Office line-up. I’m looking forward to it.
“I had a good performance last time out against Di Luisa and I will be using that momentum going in this fight. Hopefully I’ll get a similar result and we can move on to the bigger fights in the summer.
“The work with Shane is going well. I think we will see even more improvements. The sparring has been better, the technical sessions have been better. I think that will come out more and more in this next fight.
“I’m sure it won’t be long until I’m back in the World title mix. There’s plenty of big fights out there for me, and I’m willing to fight anyone, so we will see what routes open for me.”
Groves’ clash with Brophy is part of a huge night of action in London topped by Anthony Joshua’s first World title fight, as Lee Selby defends his IBF World Featherweight title against Eric Hunter, while there’s a key Middleweight battle between former World title challengers Matthew Macklin and Brian Rose.
Ratings - World: 1/1,369
Ratings - British: 1/79
Residence: London, UK
Won: 25 (KO18)
Rounds Boxed: 176