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Post by Pedro147 on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 4:42 pm

George Groves will face Noe Gonzalez Alcoba on May 25 at the O2 Arena, as part of the Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler bill live on Sky Sports Box Office in ‘Warrior’s Call’ in association with Betfair.

Super middleweight star Groves is hunting a World title fight later in the year and will keep preparations going against the hard-hitting Uruguayan who has 22 KO wins from 32 fights and is hunting a second World title fight of his own having challenged Felix Sturm and Adonis Stevenson for major belts.


Groves boxed twice in March with a spot on the undercard of Robert Stieglitz four round blitz of Arthur Abraham in Germany, at the Londoner is targeting a crack at the WBO champ this autumn.

“He's been in with good company and he's got a big KO record so it will be an explosive fight,” said Groves. “He's a bit of a banger so I'll have to be on my toes. But I feel that I'm right on track for a World title shot now and there's no margin for error.

“I don't think there's any mileage in an immediate rematch between Abraham-Stieglitz, maybe down the line but I think they're sick of the sight of each other I imagine, so hopefully it's time for someone like me to get a crack at the belt.

A stoppage loss for Abraham takes a lot of getting over at this stage of his career and his eye was a mess too, so I don't think he'll be the man to fight Robert, I think I am though and that's a fight I really want.

“A World title fight in London in September would be a dream come true and it's not unrealistic to think it will happen. I'd love for Eddie Hearn to get a World champion over to London and we do a big show in the capital, but I've shown I am happy to box overseas and I would happily do so again for a World title.”

“This is a pivotal moment in George's career,” said Groves’ promoter Hearn. “Gonzalez comes with heavy artillery and is also looking for another shot at the World title. Groves is ready for this test and victory will see us pushing for a World title shot in September.”

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Post by azania on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 5:43 pm

How good is Alcoba?

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Post by WHU_Champo_League_in_7Yrs on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 5:48 pm

Seems like he has a bit of a pedigree

Has fought Sturm and Stevenson for world title, with the latter ending early however, and seems to have a fair old whack on him

Should get Groves a good old bit of exposure and should he take him out in style which could happen than its a good scalp to have and will help him get mandatory positions to force title shots

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Post by azania on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 5:50 pm

In that case I hope Groves isn't looking past him.

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Post by bhb001 on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 6:14 pm

At least he is keeping himself busy. Wasn't he pretty inactive for a while due to contractual issues, lack of promotion or something of that ilk?

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Post by azania on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 6:24 pm

bhb001 wrote:At least he is keeping himself busy. Wasn't he pretty inactive for a while due to contractual issues, lack of promotion or something of that ilk?

All of the above.

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Post by davidemore on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 6:48 pm

George Groves is back next month to face a can.

Never even heard of him. The guy probably works in a Morrison's somewhere.

Adam Booth aint got no sense, George needs to step up in class. Not a manufactured name.

Thoughts?

http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=274107&cat=boxer

On second thoughts, not too bad, lol.


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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 6:51 pm

Let's merge the two Groves threads can we..

He doesn't deserve two.

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Post by davidemore on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 6:59 pm

Not for this fight.

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Post by AlexHuckerby on Mon 22 Apr 2013, 8:24 pm

Its not bad, on his way to a world title shot it looks like our Georgey.

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Post by PaulHv2 on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 8:38 am

Looks like he can bang but has only fought outside of South America twice and has lost both. Groves by late stoppage in this one.
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Post by KingMonkey on Tue 23 Apr 2013, 10:45 am

I was hoping to have a name to look forward to, another Glen Johnson type, but I guess I'll reserve judgement as it could still be a good fight. Doesn't add much value on paper though.

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