‘I’m back and I mean business’: George Groves returns to ring to face Christopher Rebrasse ahead of world title fight

George Groves will be aiming to secure himself another world title opportunity on Saturday night when he returns to the ring at Wembley Arena.

The 26-year-old super middleweight faces Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse over 12 rounds, in a bid to become the mandatory challenger for Anthony Dirrell’s WBC world title.

Groves, from Hammersmith, has not fought since his devastating knockout loss to Carl Froch at Wembley Stadium back in May.

He is hoping a victory on Saturday night will throw him back into the fore of a stacked division.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, he said: “I’m going to get in there, get the win and show all the super middleweights in the world that I’m back and I mean business.”

Rebrasse, two years Groves’ senior and holding a record of 22 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, will be defending his European title when he fights in the UK for the first time.

Should Groves prove victorious, he hopes to challenge for the WBC belt by the end of the year, before potential rematches with Froch or fellow Londoner, James DeGale.

With only six of his 22 victories coming inside the distance, Rebrasse is unlikely to stop Groves the way Froch did in May.

Expect the Londoner to pick up his twentieth win and sixteenth knockout on Saturday night, in the later rounds after a dominant performance against the overmatched Rebrasse.

The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports 2, with coverage beginning at 8pm.

Featured image courtesy of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, with thanks

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