“Saint” George Groves will undertake his third bid to become a Super – Middleweight World champion when he faces WBC king Badou Jack on 12th September 2015 on the recently announced Floyd Mayweather Jr– Andre Berto under-card at the famed MGM grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Groves will be hoping that it will indeed – as the old adage suggests, be third time lucky for him to end his fruitless quest to possess a version of the professional honour that has thus far eluded him.
Since the setback in May 2014 that saw Groves brutally disposed of by a heavy right hand from now retired ex champion Carl Froch, the talented Londoner has chalked up two wins in succession. These came against Christophe Rebrasse and Denis Douglin in September and November 2014 respectively.
Groves will be looking to build on this momentum and is excited by the opportunity. “I get that chance on the Las Vegas Strip, the creme de la creme for any fighter on the planet. I cannot wait to achieve my goal and become world champion.”
Groves must be careful not to become complacent. In Jack, Groves faces a fighter who may be somewhat underrated.
The Swedish-born champion has one loss on his record, coming against unheralded Derek Edwards in 2014, though proved capable enough to redeem himself against previously undefeated American Anthony Dirrell for the same WBC belt that will be at stake in September.