News | Jan 25 2017

George Groves’ trainer wants Fedor Chudinov before James DeGale

George Groves is likely to fight Chudinov before a potential meeting with DeGale
George Groves
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GEORGE GROVES is tipped to fight Fedor Chudinov for the WBA world super-middleweight title before a potential rematch with IBF champion James DeGale.

Groves outpointed DeGale in 2011 in a close encounter though their ongoing feud beckons for a return.

After drawing with Badou Jack earlier this month, DeGale challenged Groves to a fight this year, but George has been granted a world title crack by the WBA and his trainer, Shane McGuigan, prefers that route first.