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Groves Returns Sept. 20th to face Rebrasse In WBC Final Eliminator

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‘’Saint’’ George Groves (19-0, 15 KOs) returns on 20th September in a final eliminator for the WBC World Super Middleweight title against European Champion Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 5 KOs). Rebrasse’s European title and the vacant WBC Silver Super Middleweight title will also be on the line when the pair meet 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.

‘’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.”

Groves’ opponent Rebrasse, the reigning European Champion, appeared in a confident mood at today’s press conference, unfazed at the prospect of facing ‘’The Saint’’ on his home soil.

‘’A ring is a ring whether you are in England or France,’’ said Rebrasse. ‘’It may be a risk coming to England but it is a risk I am willing to take. I am looking forward to this fight. We will see what happens on 20th September.’’

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.’’

Tickets for Groves vs. Rebrasse will go on sale on Friday 11th July at 10am and will be available

via 08448 24 48 24 and www.axs.com.

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George Groves, Kalle Sauerland, Christopher Rebrasse/Photo Credit: Team Sauerland

George Groves Inks with Team Sauerland

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Team Sauerland are proud to announce the signing of George Groves (19-1, 15 KOs). The 26 year-old super middleweight star has put pen to paper and signed a long term promotional contract with Europe’s leading boxing promoter ahead of his Wembley Stadium mega-fight with Carl Froch for the WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight Titles.

‘’I am extremely pleased to have signed with Team Sauerland,’’ said Groves. ‘’I have boxed on their shows in the past and have known Kalle and Nisse (Sauerland) for years. The shows they put on in Europe are phenomenal. This is definitely a step in the right direction for me as I look to build my name not only across Europe but all around the world. I feel that now I have the right team in place to help me achieve everything I need to in boxing.’’

Said promoter Kalle Sauerland: ‘’We are proud to have won the race for George’s signature and look forward to guiding one of the most exciting talents on the planet. We are sure that George will write boxing history and delighted that we will be a part of the journey on a personal and business level.’’

Groves joins Team Sauerland’s stable of champions which includes former five-time world champion Mikkel Kessler, WBO Super Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham, WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck, IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Juergen Braehmer and British heavyweight star David Price.
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