Former title contender George Groves will get a chance at redemption when he returns to action in September.
The “Saint” (19-2, 15 KOs) will step into the ring to face French fighter Christopher Rebrasse at the Wembley Arena, Sept. 20 for the vacant WBC Silver super middleweight title. Rebrasse’s (22-2-3, 6KOs) EBU Super Middleweight championship is also on the line.
Groves is coming off the biggest fight in his career back in May, where he lost to IBF and WBA Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch.
For Groves, the fight with Rebrasse is more than just a quick comeback fight and a chance to add a couple of more belts to his trophy case. If he wins, the WBC may let him challenge the winner of Saturday’s Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell rematch for the WBC Super Middleweight title.
The winner of Bika and Dirrell isn’t the only fight that could happen for Groves. There is the possibility between him and longtime rival James DeGale, who is speculated to get a shot at Froch’s IBF title. “The Cobra” wants to fight Julio Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas, yet if that match doesn’t happen and Froch does not walk away from the sport – something he has alluded to if he doesn’t get the fight with Chavez – fans could see DeGale challenge for the title.
Then there is prospect of Groves vs. Froch III. In an interview with Steve Bunce, The Saint said he is open to fighting the Cobra, but with Froch holding out for Chavez that fight has little chance of happening anytime soon.
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