George Groves lands Fedor Chudinov world title fight in UK

Paul Currie

British super-middleweight George Groves will battle Fedor Chudinov for the WBA title this summer at a venue to be announced by promoters Sauerland.

The 29 year-old from Hammersmith, who has tried and failed to win a recognised belt on three separate occasions, will battle the Russian in a bid to finally snag a version of the crown.

Sauerland announced: “BOOM! Contract signed for home soil. WBA Super Championship George Groves v Fedor Chudinov. Date / venue announced next week.”

Chudinov, also 29, was handed the WBA strap following a loss to Felix Sturm, after which the German failed a drugs test.

Prior to that contest in February last year, Chudinov had impressed with wins over Frank Buglioni and Sturm himself.

Challenger Groves earned his opportunity with victories over compatriot Martin Murray and the stricken Eduard Gutknecht.

A win for Groves could set up a massive unification rematch with James DeGale following their high profile first meeting in 2011.