Unbeaten British super-middleweight George Groves has been added to the Sauerland Promotions card in Magdeburg, Germany on Saturday(March 23) night.
Groves’ new promoter Eddie Hearn and trainer Adam Booth want to keep the Londoner busy as Hearn plots his way to a shot at the world super middleweight title.
Quoted on ESPN Hearn said: “He(Groves) hasn’t fought anywhere near enough in the last few years and myself and Adam wanted him out again before May 25. It’s just a little eight-rounder and nice bit of PR as he is WBO No. 1 (contender).”
Ironically the top of the bill sees Arthur Abraham defending his WBO super-middleweight title against Robert Stieglitz in a rematch. Groves faces German Baker Barakat,37-13-4(25), over eight rounds.
On the same card former British heavyweight champion Michael Sprott, a favorite with German fight fans, faces a tough job against world rated heavyweight Robert Helenius.
March 21, 2013