George Groves is set to challenge Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA World Super-Middleweight title at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on May 27th, with the fight serving as chief support for the IBF Welterweight Title clash between Kell Brook and Errol Spence Jr.
The bout will be Groves fourth attempt to claim a world title after two enthralling encounters with Carl Froch and a loss to Badou Jack.
Groves is a good run of form, collecting four wins in a row since joining forces with Shane McGuigan and firmly believes he will be crowned world champion on May 27th.
“It’s great to be back fighting on Sky Sports Box Office,” said Groves. “I’m excited to be challenging for the World title on May 27 at Bramall Lane. Last year was a good year for me. I feel that the work I’ve been doing behind the scenes with Shane has really started to pay off, and I’m in a great position to capture the WBA title and push on from there.
“Fedor Chudinov is a good fighter. He proved that against Felix Sturm, but I honestly believe that I will have too much for him. It has always been my dream to become World Champion, and now it’s my time, and nothing will stand in my way.”
“We’re delighted to deliver George this World title fight on home soil, and it’s great to be working with Sky, and Matchroom Boxing on what will be a terrific double header with two World title fights at the highest level,” said Nisse Sauerland. “George will face a tough test from Fedor Chudinov, who has proved dangerous away from home with victories over Felix Sturm and Frank Buglioni, but George is an elite level fighter who is only just reaching his prime, and we’re confident on May 27, he will realise his dream, and Britain will have a new World Champion.”
“I’m delighted to add another big World title fight to this show on May 27,” said Eddie Hearn. “Since the Badou Jack defeat, George has worked his way back into position and is now on the verge of finally capturing that World title. It’s a very hard fight against a very tough Chudinov, and I expect it to be an all action affair. There will be 26,000 packed into Bramall Lane on May 27th, and British fight fans can expect another epic night.”
Groves’ clash Chudinov is part of a huge night of action in Sheffield as Brook and Spence meet in a blockbusting bout for the 147lbs division, with Dave Allen clashing with Lenroy Thomas for the vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title.
Tickets for the night are still on general sale priced as follows: tiered seating at £40, £60 and £80 and pitch seats at £80, £100, £150 and £200 –VIP Packages are sold out.
Tickets are on sale from Sheffield United’s Box Office at http://www.sufc.co.uk/tickets/, on 0114 253 7200 and in person from the box office at Bramall Lane – all tickets purchased from Sheffield United are subject to a 10 percent booking fee.
Face value tickets for May 27 are also available from http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/ . StubHub is the official ticket partner and the marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.