George ‘The Saint’ Groves will take on domestic rival Martin Murray in a WBA world title eliminator at The O2 Arena on June 25th, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The Saint has looked back to his best this year since linking up with new trainer Shane McGuigan. Two excellent performances have seen the 28 year-old record back to back stoppage wins as he continues his march towards another world title shot. Groves will now take on Murray (32-3-1) in a mouthwatering clash at London’s O2.
"I'm very excited to be defending my WBA international belt against Martin Murray back at The O2," said Groves.
"I've had two great performances this year, both in London and the latest one back at The O2. It's always a happy hunting ground for me.
''Martin is the perfect fight for me at this stage. He's a seasoned campaigner, who's boxed at the highest level for quite some time. He is a world level opponent and I'll have to be fully focused and prepared to beat him.
''A win against Murray on the biggest stage will open a lot of doors and bring me a step closer to achieving my goal of becoming world champion. I'm fully expecting it to be a war; I can't wait.''
Meanwhile, Murray said: "This is a fight I've wanted for a while and I'm delighted it's made."
"I've had some huge profile fights all over the world in Golovkin, Martinez and Abraham but never had the big one in the UK.
"This is a fight that British fight fans can really get their teeth into and I'm looking forward to getting the win and moving on to challenging for the world title later in the year."
The fight will provide chief support to Anthony Joshua's IBF world heavyweight title defence in a bumper bill of action at the O2 Arena. For tickets, click HERE
Ratings - World: 3/1,279
Ratings - British: 2/52
Residence: London, UK
Won: 25 (KO18)
Rounds Boxed: 176