| George Groves speaks - Gets Mexican Test
SecondsOut (July 21, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
SecondsOut.com - British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight Boxing Champion
George Groves will headline at the Wembley Arena in London on Friday,
But first the Londoner is US bound when he takes on tough
Mexican Francisco Sierra in San Jose, California, on Saturday 28th July
in a 10 round contest which will be broadcast live and exclusive on
This will be Groves’ second appearance in America, his first
was against Alfredo Contreras in Las Vegas two years ago this month, who he stopped
in the sixth round.
Providing he comes through unscathed, he could then face
fierce Scottish rival Kenny Anderson at Wembley Arena which is subject
to purse offers for Groves’ British title.
Unbeaten Groves put in a impressive performance at the famous
London boxing landmark last November when he halted former British
champion Paul Smith in the second round.
He was scheduled to face Anderson in March but had to
withdraw because of a back injury and then his WBO title fight against
Robert Stieglitz in May had to be cancelled after he suffered a broken
nose in sparring.
Groves is now raring to make up for lost time with two great performances in the coming months.
"It’s been a frustrating time with injuries, but I’m through
that now and I’m really looking forward to getting back into
action," said Groves.
"I’m excited to return to America next week which is a great opportunity to expand my American fan base with a hot performance against Sierra who will give me a tough fight,"
"Then on my return, if it’s going to be Anderson, then I don’t need motivating to destroy him,"
"He’s been mouthing off ever since the fight was cancelled in March, I’ll have great pleasure in giving him another beating."
The Wembley card will feature two further title fights:
Billy Joe Saunders’ first defence of his Commonwealth Middleweight
Championship that he won in quick time at the Royal Albert Hall, and unbeaten
prospect Bradley Skeete goes for the first title in his career when he
takes on Chas Symonds for the Southern Area Welterweight title.
An packed undercard featuring the best in London talent with
super-middleweight Frank Buglioni continuing his meteoric rise in a
four round contest as he looks to take his record to 6-0, plus
light-welterweight Gary Corcoran and featherweight Mitchell Smith
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