It has now been confirmed by George Groves’ promoter Team Sauerland that a Groves vs Jack showdown will be taking place in the US. The bout will be held at Super Middleweight with Jack’s recently acquired WBC title on the line. The date and venue are yet to be determined.
Coming into the title fight, Mandatory Challenger Groves has 21 wins, 2 losses, with 16 knockouts. Jack carries 19 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw, and 12 knockouts.
If Groves can bag the victory in this fight, just as rival James DeGale did in his recent US debut against Andre Dirrell, a mouth-watering DeGale vs Groves II could be on the horizon.
Well, maybe. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves…
George and Jack are quality operators who will both be in a pivotal fight here. Both have suffered setbacks but are looking to emerge as top dogs of the 168-pounders.
Groves, 27, is a world class boxer with fight-ending power to boot. Something Carl Froch was more than aware of in the opener of their first clash in 2013. But Froch is that throw-back puncher that never goes away, of course.
Froch stopped Groves – somewhat controversially – in that fight, and then wiped out Groves in the 2014 rematch. These were big money bouts for Groves, but also big defeats. Ones that needed much rebuilding from.
But Groves’ comeback has been successful so far. He has beaten European-level fighters Christopher Rebrasse last September and Denis Douglin in November.
Jack also had to rebuild following a nasty 1st round knockout at the hands of Derek Edwards in 2014. Following three consecutive wins, he then took away a Majority Decision over Anthony Dirrell to become WBC Champion in April.
And that’s the setup for Groves vs Jack. How do you see this clash unfolding, fight fans? Both men can punch, but will it be Groves’ superior boxing ability that gives him the edge? Let us know!
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