Groves eyes title fight in 2015 as he rebuilds career after knockout loss…
George Groves is expected to make his return to the ring in September after his loss to Carl Froch, with the fight set to take place in London.
Groves (19-2) is now represented by promotor Kalle Sauerland, and the German has wasted little time in making plans for the London-born fighter to get back in the ring and find his path towards a world title.
The 26-year-old is expected to go on and earn a title shot for the WBC strap against super middleweight champion Sakio Bika, with the eventual plan to put him in the ring against Arthur Abraham for a unification bout.
“George will box on September 13 or 20 and we are looking to get him out in London,” Kalle said to espn.co.uk.
“He proved against Carl that he belonged at the world level and he was just punished for one mistake. The quickest way back for him to a world title via an eliminator which we are trying to arrange.”
Critics have questioned the ability of Groves to get back into an immediate eliminator bout considering the fact that he is coming off the back of two losses by way of stoppage, and it would seem more logical that he is forced to work his way back through the ranks.
Nevertheless, Sauerland is confident that he will be able to land his client a title shot as soon as next year, as Groves now looks to put the Froch loss behind him and start again in his journey towards winning a world title.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen what Froch decides to do next with promoter Eddie Hearn continuing to suggest that a fight in Las Vegas against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is a possibility, while James DeGale will push for a title fight after winning his IBF eliminator against Brandon Gonzales at Wembley on May 31.
Froch has made no secret of his desire to fight in Vegas, and it is understood that DeGale may be forced to wait until next year before he gets the opportunity to get in the ring with his domestic rival.