Groves returning against Rebrasse on Sep. 20
- Updated: July 8, 2014
George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs), who is coming off of a knockout loss to Carl Froch in a rematch, is set to return to action on Sep. 20, when he takes on Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 5 KOs) in a title eliminator at the SSE Arena in Wembley.‘
“It is great to be back here in Wembley and back to world-class boxing,” said Groves at today’s press conference. “Last time I was here it didn’t go the way I had hoped but I showed that I belong at the top level. In boxing sometimes all it takes is one punch, and it took just one punch to derail my world title ambitions in May. But we are back on the road and the journey will continue on 20th September at the SSE Arena in Wembley.”
Groves was meeting Froch for the second time in six months after a controversial stoppage loss last November in a fight Groves was winning on all three scorecards. However, the second go around was all Froch who left no doubts as to who reigned supreme in England.
“This is a perfect fight for me. Rebrasse is a good opponent with a good record. Win this fight and I am back in the picture that is vitally important. I can’t wait to be world champion and it will happen in the near future. It is good to be back in boxing and back in at the deep end.”
Tickets for Groves vs. Rebrasse will go on sale on July 11.
Promoter Kalle Sauerland said “We are delighted to be staging our first UK show here at The SSE Arena in Wembley and even more delighted to be working with George. He has proven himself as one of the most exciting Super Middleweights on the planet. He is someone we know can go right the way to the top. We look forward to fireworks on September 20th.”