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Badou Jack vs George Groves confirmed, fight coming to United States

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Badou Jack will face George Groves, with a date to be determined in the United States.

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Badou Jack will make the first defense of his recently-won WBC super middleweight title later this year against mandatory challenger George Groves, with the fight coming to American soil. Sauerland Event, Groves' promoter, say that a date and location are still to be confirmed.

Jack (19-1-1, 12 KO) beat Anthony Dirrell to win the belt on April 24 in Chicago, in a PBC on Spike fight. Groves (21-2, 16 KO) has won his last two fights after back-to-back losses to George Groves, beating Christopher Rebrasse last September and Denis Douglin in November.

The 27-year-old Groves is 0-2 in world title fights so far, but he does have an earlier career win over James DeGale, who won the IBF belt on Saturday.

Jack, 31, has rebounded big-time from a 2014 loss to Derek Edwards, where he was stopped in the first round. Since then, he's won three straight since then, and stepped up his game nicely in the win over Dirrell.