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Groves killing two birds with one stone in Vegas

ESPN staff
January 23, 2013
George Groves remains unbeaten in 16 fights as a professional © PA Photos

George Groves has stepped up his preparations for his European super-middleweight title clash against Mohamed Ali Ndiaye after flying to Las Vegas for a training camp.

Groves has revealed stablemate Selcuk Aydin's fight against Mexico's Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday was the perfect excuse to head to Nevada for some warm-weather training.

The Londoner will be ringside at the Hard Rock Café to see Aydin make his Las Vegas debut when the Turkish fighter looks to get back to winning ways following his defeat to Robert Guerrero last July.

"I'm looking forward to getting out of Britain for a while and heading somewhere warm to train before my European title fight and with Selcuk fighting this Saturday it was the perfect time to go," Groves said.

"Selcuk has been training with us for a while now, he's super-strong and bullish. It will be an exciting fight against Soto, but I can Selcuk winning this one. It's a fan's fight, they're both action fighters, both have good records and they like throwing plenty of spiteful punches.

"With just over seven weeks to go I'll be getting in plenty of mountain runs and gym work to prepare for Ndiaye and then finish off my training back in London."

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