George Groves returns to the ring on the outdoor boxing show next month in Sheffield headlined by Kell Brook vs Errol Spence Jr.
Since losing to Badou Jack by split decision in 2015 Groves has put together four wins on the spin as he now prepares for a fourth shot at a world title.
The three occasions so far have come against Jack and Carl Froch (twice). The English boxer has released the following information today confirming his next fight:
Fight update. Me v Chudinov for the WBA world title will be May 27th, Sheffield live on Sky Sports PPV as part of the Brook-Spence card. ??
— George Groves (@StGeorgeGroves) April 19, 2017
Fair play to George Groves and his team for securing this title shot. It’s rare enough a boxer ever gets to have one shot at a world title, let alone four.
Groves’ determination has to pay off you would have thought eventually. Persistence has helped fighters from the UK eventually become world champions in the past.
Another notable example was the legendary Frank Bruno who won the heavyweight title on his fourth time of asking in 1995 against Oliver McCall.
Fedor Chudinov is no mug as they say where Groves is from in London. His only defeat in his pro career so far (14-1-10KO) came via a close majority decision to Felix Sturm last time out.
Groves will need to be wary of his power. Groves scored a unanimous decision last time out against Eduard Gutknecht back in November: