Groves to fight Konstantin Makhankov over 10 rounds on Nov 7th!!

30 10 2009

George Groves is stepping it up again, taking on an experienced opponent in Konstantin Makhankov over 10 rounds in Germany, fighting on the Haye v Valuev Sky Box Office bill on November 7th.

Makhankov is the Belarussian number 1 and has 15 wins (5 KO) with 18 losses but has only ever been stopped once, four years ago, against knockout specialist Victor Oganov. That was Oganov’s 23rd fight and it’s testament to The Saint’s early promise that he is being matched with Makhankov in only his 7th professional bout.

Makhankov has been in with a number of good operators, fought for the EBU-EE super middleweight title, and holds a win over Artem Solomko who took Tony Jeffries the distance over six rounds in Sunderland recently. A stern test then for 21 year-old Groves and a new challenge fighting over ten rounds in what will be his third fight in 34 days.

“Things are looking a lot sunnier for me right now and it doesn’t get much better than fighting on the undercard of a world heavyweight title fight” said Groves.

“I was due to fight six times in my first 12 months and by early November I’ll have gone past that. Early next year i want to be looking at Southern Area or English titles.”

In the meantime, look out for Groves on Sky Box Office on November 7th, and if you can’t wait till then, check out this brand new highlights video of The ‘Saint’!!

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2 11 2009
MrBoxingUK2

really quality video mate.great stuff! great site!!! groves is a champion in waiting and a top bloke!

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