George Groves (20-2, 15KO’s) bounced back from two notorious stoppage defeats to Carl Froch, after picking up a unanimous decision verdict over Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse (22-3, 6KO’s) in Wembley last night.
The bout was promoted by Sauerland Events and surprisingly broadcasted live on Sky Sports to the joy of Groves’ ever growing fan base across the UK. Picking up Rebrasse’s super middleweight european title and the vacant WBC silver title, the match served as a final eliminator to WBC world champion Anthony Dirrell.
The scores read 118-110, 117-111 and 118-110.
Whilst always being competitive, Rebrasse was limited to winning just the eighth round to most people watching, whilst the Hammersmith man Groves, took the rest.
Speaking after the fight Groves said, “That was a tough fight – it was for the crowd. It’s great to be back on Sky, I wanted to put a few more rounds in and deliver a bit of value for money. Rebrasse was a good opponent, a tough guy. He took an awful lot of punches and we knew it was going to be tough tonight.
It was come down from the last fight – a historic fight. But to come in and I always feel like I deal with the pressure well, but tonight I finally have a bit of success with it. “
“I want to knock people out, I didn’t do that tonight but I gave it a good go. I just want to deliver for the fans.”
In the ring Ed Robinson interviewing, mentioned becoming a world champion to the staunch Chelsea FC supporter, seeing old foe ringside Carl Froch Groves piped up, “You’ve stopped me twice Carl but I still think I can beat ya. Everyone will laugh but so be it. I know you’re dancing around at the moment and your face isn’t ready to box but..”
To which Froch replied from ringside, “Keep dreaming – two nil” – holding up two fingers to his former foe.
“I dip my hat to you Carl, punch from the Gods. Immense respect – I’d love to have another crack. Maybe next year? They might have to build a new stadium for us? Who knows?”
Further down the card both Kal Yafai and brother Gamal kept up winning ways with two easy victories taking themselves to (11-0) and (4-0) respectively. While London gold medal Olympian Luke Campbell now (8-0), knocked out his opponent Krzysztof Szot in the seventh round of an eight round contest.