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Badou Jack and George Groves agree to fight

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The WBC reports that Badou Jack and George Groves have agreed to terms and will be facing off in the coming months.

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The WBC is reporting that super middleweights Badou Jack and George Groves have reached an agreement to face one another, with an official announcement coming shortly. Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) recently won the WBC super middleweight title when he defeated Anthony Dirrell via majority decision in April.

Saint George (21-2, 16 KOs) is currently riding a two fight win streak since getting knocked out by Carl Froch last year, "in front of 80,000 screaming fans at Wembley Stadium." Below are a few excerpts from the WBC's super middleweight report:

The mandatory challenger for world champion Anthony Dirrell of the U.S. is No. 1 ranked George Groves of the United Kingdom. Dirrell already has a voluntary defense scheduled for February, with the winner required to fight Groves in his next fight.

Dirrell lost the title to Badou Jack on April 24, 2015.

Badou Jack will fight George Groves for the mandatory defense and there is an agreement between the parties.

The date for Jack-Groves is still to be determined but it's expected to happen within the next few months.