James DeGale and George Groves are back together on December 9, co-headlining in Liverpool. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
After failing to secure the previously advertised ExCel Arena in London, Frank Warren's big December 9 show has moved to Liverpool's Echo Arena, reports Sky Sports.
The show will feature familiar names against yet-to-be-named opponents. Serving as co-headliners will be British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves (14-0, 11 KO) and his rival and new European super middleweight champion James DeGale (11-1, 8 KO).
Also featured on the show will be middleweight prospect Billy Joe Saunders (11-0, 7 KO); former British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Stephen Smith (12-1, 6 KO); Stephen's younger brother Liam Smith (8-0-1, 4 KO); and junior middleweight prospect Joe Selkirk (7-0, 4 KO).
Groves just fought on November 5, flattening Paul Smith in the second round of his first title defense, while DeGale is returning from his tight majority decision win over Piotr Wilczewski on October 15. Saunders also fought on November 5, going 10 one-sided but frustrating rounds with Gary Boulden.