14th January 2013
George Groves fights for the vacant European super-middleweight title when he faces tough Italian based Senegalese fighter Mohammed Ali Ndiaye on March 16th at Wembley Arena on the Frank Warren promoted show that includes Ricky Burns and Nathan Cleverly in big world title fights.
Groves, 24, put on a masterclass performance in December to outpoint the tough Road Warrior Glen Johnson over twelve rounds in London, but now has to remove Ndiaye who’s only lost once on points in 22 fights.
He said, “I’ve won the British and Commonwealth titles and the European is the next step for me towards the world title. The guys is tough and awkward, James DeGale didn’t want to fight him, but I’ve got the tools to beat him. It’s a great show to be on alongside Cleverly, Burns and Chisora and it will be a fantastic night in London.”
Liam Walsh nearly challenged Burns for his world title in December, but had to withdraw from the fight after he suffered a back injury in a car accident in the build up.
The Cromer star has now recovered and is fit and ready to fight again and he’ll defend his Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title and unbeaten record against his undefeated Canadian challenger Logan McGuinness.
Finally, Romford Cruiserweight Tony Conquest aims to exact revenge over Rotherham’s Neil Dawson to reclaim his WBO International title.
Dawson beat Conquest with a shock first round stoppage in December and he’ll be out to prove that.
Promoter Frank Warren is thrilled to be put together such a big show in London.
He said, “It’s the best of British all in one night of big fights. Fans have got two of our very best world champions, Burns and Cleverly, in action with Burns in a huge unification clash against Vazquez, while Cleverly faces a hard defence against Krasniqi. Groves has the chance to add the European title to his collection and has a tough fight against Ndiaye, while Chisora is reapplying for his license and providing he gets it he’ll feature in a ten-rounder. The show will be backed up with an action packed undercard with some of the best in young British talent.
Tickets for Rule Britannia, priced at £40, £50, £75, £100, £150 and £200 are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or www.eventim.co.uk
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