George Groves will be back in the ring in September, and is looking to challenge for the WBC super middleweight title by year's end, according to a report in the Irish Mirror.
Groves (19-2, 15 KO) has lost two straight to Carl Froch, a 2013 loss that came by questionable stoppage, and then a rematch defeat on May 31, which was a convincing stoppage for Froch. But Groves remains one of the top contenders in the super middleweight division, and a lot of people would probably consider ranking him higher than either WBC champ Sakio Bika or challenger Anthony Dirrell, who will rematch on August 16.
Groves doesn't have an opponent yet for his September fight, but it's expected it will be a tune-up level fight against a big underdog, someone to help Groves get his groove back.
Do you think Groves deserves another title shot by the end of the year, or should he have to fight an eliminator or something to get back into that mix? Given the way title shots are doled out in boxing, does it even really matter, or is this a situation where we'll nitpick qualifications because it's a fight we might pay attention to, as opposed to the many world title fights nobody talks about that are much worse?