Groves will fight for first since knock-out loss to Froch at Wembley on May 31st.
George Groves will make his comeback at Wembley Arena as he faces Christopher Rebrasse on September 20 in a final eliminator for the WBC world super-middleweight title.
Groves suffered a brutal knockout defeat to Carl Froch in his last bout at Wembley in front of 80,000 people on May 31st, and while this fight will not attract those kind of numbers, it is vital for the London-born fighter that he wins and gets back on his journey towards a world title.
New promoter Kalle Sauerland announced the fight against Rebrasse, with the winner going on to face either Sakio Bika or Anthony Dirrell who are scheduled to fight on August 16.
Many will be surprised that Groves has been able to land a final eliminator bout after coming off the back of two consecutive defeats, but the 26-year-old is seemingly in the right hands and the fight with the WBC number three ranked European champion in Frenchman Rebrasse will be an important stepping stone in getting his career back on track.
“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,” he told Sky Sports News.
Groves has maintained his confidence throughout the process and in the aftermath of his second professional defeat, and he now has the opportunity to return to the top and fight for a world title early next year.