Abraham vs Groves could be on
A possible match up between Armenian born German slugger 'King' Arthur Abraham (36-4) and unbeaten British contender 'Saint' George Groves (19-0) could happen this summer.
Abraham is rumored to box on August 24 in Schwerin, Germany, against a yet to be determined opponent though it will not be a return with WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz, who defeated him by a fourth round TKO to take the WBO strap in March, when the referee stopped the bout as Abraham's left eye was swollen shut.
In fighting Groves, who is coming off an impressive fifth round stoppage victory against fairly capable Noe Gonzalez Alcoba on the Froch-Kessler undercard last weekend, it is a chance for Abraham to return, taking the scalp of an up and coming young English fighter with good pedigree and momentum behind him. Although Groves has stated he would like to fight Carl Froch, it seems at this moment there are more appealing fights for Froch and this would seem to be the case.
This is an opportunity for Groves to catapult his name up on the world scene by beating an opponent of the calibre of Abraham and attempt to do what Ward and Froch could not do and stop him.
The business working relationship formed between promoters Kalle Sauerland and Eddie Hearn in the organisation of Froch v kessler 2 and the two boxer's style will make the fight very likely to happen and would surely enthrall fans on both sides, if it was set in Germany or England.
Abraham with his peekaboo guard, hurtful punching and brawling style meeting Groves' slick boxing, pot shot punching and tendency to like to brawl looks sure to provide a great nights action.