British super middleweight contender George Groves insists he is prepared to wait for his mandatory WBC title shot rather than face long-time domestic rival James DeGale for the vacant IBF belt. The WBC title is held by Anthony Dirrell, who was granted a voluntary defense by the organization.
The partnership between UK boxing promoter Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports television is to be extended by a further two years, it was announced Friday.
In part 2 of this in-depth interview, promoter Eddie Hearn discusses the upcoming heavyweight clash between David Haye and Tyson Fury, Nathan Cleverly’s fall from grace, plus the possibility of matching welterweight Kell Brook against a certain outspoken bloke from Cincinnati, and more.
Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sport, discusses his promotional company’s massive stable, which includes Carl Froch and Ricky Burns – both of whom defend their world titles this month – David Haye, Kell Brook, Carl Frampton and other top British boxing talents.