• Super-middleweight

Groves tipped to impress in rapid return

ESPN staff
March 22, 2013
George Groves defeated Dario German Balmacheda two weeks ago © PA Photos

Kalle Sauerland expects George Groves to put on a show when the Brit fights Baker Barakat on the undercard of Arthur Abraham's WBO title defence against Robert Stieglitz on Saturday.

Only two weeks have passed since Groves' third round defeat of Dario German Balmacheda, but the super-middleweight Commonwealth champion returns to the ring at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, as part of new promoter Eddie Hearn's plans of a busy schedule.

With 'The Saint' targeting the mandatory challenger position, Hearn has stated Groves could fight four times in the next six months, with Barakat the next hurdle in Germany.

"We are delighted to have added another highly-talented super-middleweight to the card," said promoter Sauerland.

"He will impress the crowd with his exciting style, which has given him many KO wins."

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