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Groves: I’ll beat Dirrell or Bika to get vacant WBC super middleweight title

groves95By Scott Gilfoid: #4 WBC George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) believes he’s going to be capturing the WBC super middleweight world title in the near future by beating little known #3 WBC Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) in their fight on September 20th, and then beating the winner of the August 16th fight between WBC 175 pound champion Sakio Bika (32-5-3, 21 KOs) and unbeaten #6 WBC Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs) to capture the strap.

Oddly enough, the WBC still have Groves ranked highly despite the fact that he’s been knocked out in his last two fights. Obviously, the WBC has been kind of slow in changing their rankings because Groves should have been moved downwards towards the #15 spot after those two KO defeats.

The Groves-Rebrasse fight will be taking place at the Wembley Arena, in London, United Kingdom. Rebasse’s EBU super middleweight strap will be on the line, as well as the vacant WBC Silver super middleweight title.

“I am back on the hunt for success and, in turn, will deliver a successful bid in a world title quest,” he said to “The route chosen is a fantastic one, in my opinion. It should be a tough match for both fighters [Dirrell and Bika], but either one I will beat after I defeat Rebrasse.”

At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if Groves gets knocked out by the light hitting Rebrasse, because he’s been knocked out twice in a row by Froch. Groves’ punch resistance might be totally shot from those two back to back hard fights.

In theory, the Rebrasse fight should be one that Groves can win because the French fighter is slow, easy to hit and not a power puncher. But with the way that Groves was knocked out by Froch on May 31st at the Wembley Stadium, I just don’t know if Groves can take a decent shot anymore without dropping to the canvas or wobbling all around the ring.

If Groves does get past Rebrasse, which I fully expect, he’s going to have a really tough time trying to beat the likes of Dirrell, who really can punch. Dirrell is arguably a more powerful puncher than Froch in terms of single shots, and he’s a heck of a lot faster than him as well.

If Dirrell nails Groves with one of his left hands, we could see Groves going to sleep again like he was against Froch. Bika too would be a huge problem for Groves, because he hits almost as hard as Froch, but he’s far busier and he mixes his punches up a lot more than Froch.

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