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George Groves faces unbeaten Scotsman on April 9

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Three-time world title challenger George Groves will face David Brophy in a 12-round super middleweight attraction on April 9 in London, England.

Groves, who is rated No. 6 by THE RING at 168 pounds, takes on the unbeaten Scotsman on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title challenge against Charles Martin and aims to make a convincing statement before targeting world honors.

“It’s nice to be in a domestic dust-up,” said Groves (22-3, 17 KOs). “David is an undefeated fighter so I’m sure he will be coming with a lot of confidence.

“I had a good performance last time out against Di Luisa and will be using that momentum going into this fight. Hopefully I’ll get a similar result and we can move on to the bigger fights in the summer.”

Brophy (16-0-1, 1 KO) is looking to gatecrash the upper echelons of the 168-pound division and land a career-best win against a vastly more experienced foe.

“This is a massive opportunity for me,” said Brophy. “I said yes to the fight straightaway. I didn’t even know how many rounds it was, or anything about the money. I haven’t been in the limelight, you never really are in Scotland, so opportunities don’t come too often and you miss 100 percent of the opportunities you don’t take.

“I don’t mind being the underdog. George is a good fighter and I know that, but I am more than prepared for this step up and will give it everything I have got. I feel really confident and I wouldn’t have taken the fight if I wasn’t.”

Also on the card, Lee Selby defends his IBF featherweight title against Eric Hunter, while former world title challengers Matthew Macklin and Brian Rose meet at middleweight.

 

Information provided courtesy of a press release issued by Matchroom Boxing

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