Groves v Rebrasse EBU title/WBC final eliminator set for September 20 in London

Phil Jay 08/07/2014

George Groves will challenge European super-middleweight champion Christopher Rebrasse on September 20 as ‘The Saint’ aims to make a swift winning return from his knockout defeat to Carl Froch in May.

The 26 year-old, who has lost his last two fights to Froch inside the distance, will also have the added bonus of participating in a WBC final eliminator when he shares the ring with Rebrasse at Wembley Arena.

Groves will also fight for the first time under the Team Sauerland banner on the night, with compatriots David Price and Deion Jumah in line to make an appearance on the exciting London bill.

Opponent Rebrasse, 28, recently stopped Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye in four rounds to claim the vacant EBU title, and like Groves has two defeats on his record. The Frenchman is yet to venture into world class though and will go into the away contest with the Briton as a heavy underdog to come out on top.

The winner of the autumn encounter will then be the mandatory challenger to the recently-announced WBC title rematch between Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell on August 16 as the pair square-off at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California for the coveted green belt.

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