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George is on the road to Germany

PUBLISHED: 13:29 29 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:33 24 August 2010

By Ziad Chaudry GEORGE Groves will hit the big time in June after being confirmed on the undercard of David Haye s world title showdown with Wladimir Klitschko. Groves is likely to fight in front of his biggest crowd since turning professional last year –

By Ziad Chaudry

GEORGE Groves will hit the big time in June after being confirmed on the undercard of David Haye's world title showdown with Wladimir Klitschko.

Groves is likely to fight in front of his biggest crowd since turning professional last year - an expected 63,000 punters at Veltins Arena near Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

That might seem a million miles away from the 1,000 capacity Ulster Hall in Belfast, where the 21-year-old super-middleweight collected his fourth straight professional success on Saturday.

It was an easy night for the former Dale Youth amateur from Hammersmith, who disposed of Hungary's Sandor Polgar in just under two minutes.

Polgar's appearance was always going to be brief from the moment he was sent flying to the canvas with a hammering right hand.

From the restart, Groves caught him cleanly with a combination to the head, prompting the Hungarian's corner to wisely throw in the towel.

Organisers of the Haye-Klitschko fight are expected to release 10,000 more tickets after last week's controversial press conference, when Haye wore a T-shirt that depicted him carrying the severed heads of IBF heavyweight champion Klitschko and his older brother Vitali.

The show, on Saturday June 20, is expected to be televised on Setanta Sports, with Groves' opponent yet to be announced.


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