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Groves gets Commonwealth title shot

PUBLISHED: 15:29 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 14:55 24 August 2010

HAMMERSMITH S George Groves has his sights set on his first professional title after announcing he will fight for the Commonwealth super-middleweight crown next month. Groves will take on reigning champion, Ghanaian Charles Adamu, on the undercard of Davi

HAMMERSMITH'S George Groves has his sights set on his first professional title after announcing he will fight for the Commonwealth super-middleweight crown next month.

Groves will take on reigning champion, Ghanaian Charles Adamu, on the undercard of David Haye's WBA world heavyweight title showdown against John Ruiz on Saturday April 3 in Manchester.

"This is fantastic for me - the stuff I dream about," said Groves. "I'm so excited about this opportunity. I plan to take it with both hands.

"I'm going to smash Adamu all round the ring. I plan to stop him and do something that's never been done before."

Groves will go into the 12-round fight with an unbeaten record from eight previous professional fights, including six knock-outs.

The 21-year-old's most recent bout came in January, when he stopped Bulgarian Grigor Sarahanian in the third round at Brentwood Leisure Centre.

Groves' trainer Adam Booth had initially offered to match Groves with his former Dale Youth ABC rival James DeGale at the MEN Arena, but then switched his attention to ex-Commonwealth champion Carl Dilks.

However, it is 32-year-old Adamu - the conqueror of Dilks in last December's title clash - who will now face Groves, in a contest which will be screened live on Sky Box Office.


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