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Groves will target DeGale rematch after winning world title

George Groves will challenge Fedor Chudinov for the WBA super middleweight title on the Brook-Spence undercard.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Super middleweight contender George Groves is scheduled to get his fourth shot at a world title when he takes on Fedor Chudinov on the Brook-Spence undercard, May 27. And with a win Groves believes he’ll be able to set up a title unification with domestic rival James DeGale, telling Sky Sports:

"Yes certainly. Things have got to fall into place to make that sort of fight happen, but if I was a gambling man I would say it will happen," said Groves, who claimed a majority decision win over DeGale in 2011.

However for that fight to make itself available, Groves will have to clear a hurdle he’s stumbled upon three times before — losing two world title shots against Carl Froch and another against Badou Jack.

"For me, I've got to go out and win this month, win a world title, and then we can talk sensibly about a James DeGale fight.

“He would love to throw some punches at me and likewise I would love to throw some back at him, so it makes sense to do it.”

Groves goes on by mentioning that he’s aware that he’ll be appearing on a big card topped by Kell Brook and Errol Spence Jr., but that he’s going to try and steal the show. What we can almost guarantee though — is that the next couple of weeks in boxing should prove to be pretty entertaining any way it goes.

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