GEORGE GROVES is eager to get a rematch with WBC world super-middleweight champion Badou Jack after being outpointed by him in September.
Groves split with trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick after the loss and has since announced he will now be working with Shane McGuigan, who also trains IBF world super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton and Groves’ former gymmate David Haye.
He returns to the ring on January 30 against Andrea Di Luisa at the Copper Box Arena in London.
He said: “I am happy and excited to be back and to be joining a new, exciting and dynamic team of young hungry fighters with a fantastic trainer.
”I’ve found the past few weeks working with Shane rejuvenating. I’m back punching hard, enjoying my boxing and am now eager to get back to winning ways.
”The loss earlier this year to Badou Jack was a close and frustrating one and I hope to avenge that defeat as soon as possible; starting on January 30th with a KO win.”