Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Anderson holds Groves hope

Kenny Anderson has admitted he is still confident of getting his chance to fight George Groves for the British super-middleweight title despite last month’s bout being called off at the last minute . The hard-working Scot lost his first fight against Groves in 2010 and has made it his main objective to put that defeat behind him by gaining revenge.

Anderson’s hopes of earning the British title were dashed when Groves was forced to pull out with injury, although the reports linking the Londoner with a fight against WBO champion Robert Stieglitz look to have put his British title clash very much on the backburner.

Despite those rumours, Anderson has claimed he believes he will get his chance to avenge his defeat against Groves in the pair’s first fight, despite being placed as the outsider in the boxing betting for any potential re-match.

First up, though, the Scot has announced he will keep himself in shape by boxing Wayne Reed in Edinburgh nextmonth on Alex Arthur’s Triple AAA boxing promotion show.

“I’m delighted to return to my home town to fight and hope to give the Capital fans more thrills after stopping my last opponent, Lee Duncan, on Alex’s show in August last year.”

“I need to keep sharp for my British title fight with George Groves when it finally arrives.”

Groves saw his name linked with a world title shot after the WBO elevated the 23-year old to a mandatory position following Mikkel Kessler’s decision to withdraw from a proposed bout with Stieglitz.

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