George Groves goes up against veteran Glen Johnson at London's ExCel Arena on December 15. The clash forms part of Frank Warren's end of year showpiece, and despite the bill being topped by a Ricky Burns' WBO lightweight title defense against a currently unknown opponent, the chief supporting bout between Groves and Johnson is the one that really whets the appetite.
Groves has only fought once so far this year against relatively unknown Francisco Sierra, so a fight with Johnson, the former IBF Light Heavyweight champion, is one that should keep fans of the Londoner happy.
Record: (15-0, 12 KOs)
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The current Commonwealth champion is one of a number of British fighters who will be looking to fight for world honors come 2013, and will see the Johnson clash as a stepping stone to this ambition. Outside of Carl Froch, the 24-year-old can lay claim to being Britain’s finest in the 168 division, and will point to his resume to back th...