George Groves will begin his assault on a fourth title shot at the top of a stacked Matchroom Boxing and Team Sauerland card at the Copper Box in London on Saturday, January 30. The Hammersmith man lost out in a split decision to Badou Jack for the WBC Super Middleweight title in Las Vegas in September but has ambitions to land his dream title in 2016.
‘’It’s great to be back,’’ said Groves. ‘’I’m looking forward to boxing in London again. This is a chance for me start the New Year on the front foot. I want to get as many fights as possible and start building momentum as I work my way back into World title contention.’’
John Wayne Hibbert defends his Commonwealth Super Lightweight title against WBA Continental champion Tommy Martin in a tasty looking chief support bout, with John Ryder also on the bill.
Hibbert climbed off the canvas to stop Dave Ryan in the tenth round of a barnstorming third encounter for the Commonwealth title at The O2 in September, while Martin stopped Michael Devine on the same bill to land the vacant WBA Continental strap.
Brentwood’s Kris Agyei-Dua defends his Southern Area Super Welterweight title against unbeaten Chadwell Heath man Ben Hall in an Essex derby while Wiltshire’s Kelvin Young faces unbeaten Croydon southpaw Leon McKenzie in an eliminator for the English Super Middleweight title.
Plus there’s action for undefeated stars Ohara Davies, Reece Bellotti, Ted Cheeseman, Lucien Reid and Craig Richards. Ticket and full card details will be announced shortly.