On the heels of its first confirmed cruiserweight matchup, the World Boxing Super Series today announced that the super middleweight quarterfinal fight between George Groves and Jamie Cox is official for October 14th at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
No undercard bouts are yet announced.
Groves (26-3, 19 KO) finally got a world title in his fourth attempt two months ago with a stoppage win over WBA “Super” champ Fedor Chudinov. He’s won five straight since falling to Badou Jack, including a win over Martin Murray, and is currently the second-smallest underdog to win it all behind Callum Smith.
Cox (23-0, 13 KO) has earned a couple of trinkets in recent years, but will be taking a gigantic step up in class. He was initially 16/1 to win it all, favored above Jürgen Brähmer, Rob Brant, and Erik Skoglund.
Smith vs. Skoglund will take place on September 16th in Liverpool. Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildirim does not yet have a date and, though BoxRec lists Brant vs. Brähmer on September 2nd, I can’t find a source.