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George Groves is scheduled to take on Christopher Rebrasse Sept. 20th

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Despite back-to-back defeats to Carl Froch, George Groves plans on jumping right back in the ring on September 20th.

Scott Heavey

George groves has no plans on dwelling on his consecutive knockout losses to Carl Froch, and according to ESPN he'll be getting right back in the ring on September 20th to take on Christopher Rebrasse for his EBU super middleweight title, which is also a 168-pound title eliminator. The fight will take place at the SSE Arena at Wembley in London, where Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) hopes to get some of his hometown mojo back against Rebrasse (22-2-3, 5 KOs).

"It is great to be back here in Wembley and back to world-class boxing," Groves said at a news conference on Tuesday to announce the bout. "Last time I was here, it didn't go the way I had hoped but I showed that I belong at the top level. In boxing sometimes all it takes is one punch, and it took just one punch to derail my world title ambitions in May. But we are back on the road and the journey will continue on Sept. 20 at the SSE Arena in Wembley.

This isn't exactly a novel revelation here, but Groves is spot on when he says his last outing certainly didn't go his way (obviously), and one punch can most certainly change a fight, particularly when facing a big puncher like Froch. But this is no Carl Froch here, and in an apparent attempt to circumvent recent history, he'll now be taking on the super middleweight version of Paulie Malignaggi.

"This is a perfect fight for me. Rebrasse is a good opponent with a good record. Win this fight and I am back in the picture that is vitally important. I can't wait to be world champion and it will happen in the near future. It is good to be back in boxing and back in at the deep end."

To be perfectly clear, this IS NOT the deep end of the 168-pound division. But what I think he means here is that Rebrasse is a good comeback opponent for him, after facing Froch twice, because it's pretty unlikely he has a chance of getting leveled with any one punch. Combine that with fact that a win can put him right back in a title fight, and yes, its a perfect fight for him.