Groves-Barakat on Saturday night in Magdeburg, Germany
George Groves will fight on Team Sauerland´s big show in Magdeburg, Germany on Saturday. The unbeaten 24-year-old (17-0, 13 KOs) will take on Baker Barakat (37-13-4, 25 KOs) in an eight-rounder. “We are delighted to have added another highly-talented super-middleweight to the card,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said. “He will impress the crowd with his exciting style, which has given him many KO wins.”
In the main event of the evening, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super-Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham faces Robert Stieglitz. Coached by Adam Booth, Groves is ranked second by the International boxing Federation (IBF) and WBO, making it a possibility that he might face either Abraham or Stieglitz in the future.
Groves´ last fight in Germany dates back to November 2009 when he outpointed Kanstantsin Makhankou in Nuremberg.
Tickets for the big fight night at the GETEC-Arena Magdeburg, Germany are available at www.boxen.com, www.sesboxing.de and www.eventim.de.
Documentary “KLITSCHKO” nominated for Sports Emmy Awards
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced KLITSCHKO as nominee for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards. The Awards will be given out at the prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in New York City.
KLITSCHKO tells the captivating story of the boxing world’s most famous brothers: Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. From the socialist drill of their childhood in the Ukraine, and their first successes as amateurs, to their move to Germany and subsequent rise as international stars on the verge of holding the championship titles of all five boxing federations (Wladimir secured this with his unanimous World Boxing Association win against David Haye on July 2nd, 2011). Along the way they experience defeats and setbacks, low points and triumphant comebacks as well as conflicts with each other.
Exciting conversations with companions and opponents, including the very first with the Klitschkos’ parents, give insight into their personal lives. Plus never-before-seen footage of the draining preparations for a fight and the spectacular boxing matches. Director Sebastian Dehnhardt composes an intimate and fascinating portrait of two exceptional athletes who are, before all else, brothers. KLITSCHKO is available on DVD and Blu-Ray.