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George Groves announces shock Warren move

James DeGale conqueror, George Groves has sensationally signed up with promoter Frank Warren.

Groves defeated DeGale in May at the 02 arena on a split decision, a controversial verdict that has many divided opinions. Groves, already the holder of the British title at the time, added the Commonwealth crown after the victory. There was a vast amount of outrage by fans when Warren managed to get a European title shot for DeGale a few months ago while news about Groves next bout was still awaiting.

There was some speculation that Groves would be announced as the new signing with ‘Matchroom’/Hearns on Monday at the UK Froch vs Ward press conference held in Brentwood, Essex but neither Groves or any announcement regarding him was seen or heard of. Today, however, Groves announced the surprise move.

“Having sat down with Adam Booth and discussed at length what was the best move for my career to progress towards a world title, we agreed that everything that Frank put to us made perfect sense. He [Warren] is the most experienced promoter in Britainby far and we feel has the experience and ability to take me to the very top”, said Groves.

Adam Booth will still train Groves and said, ““On the surface, this may seem a strange decision from me and Hayemaker to have made, but this is all about what is best for the career of George, and we believe that working with Frank is the best decision we could have made.”

Warren added, “I’m very happy that George has chosen to come under my promotional banner and we will now be involved in some big fights. He’s a good fighter and the last fight against James DeGale was the first time I had worked with him. Of course, everyone is asking about a return with James, who I represent, and it is an obvious fight that will definitely happen again.  The last fight was very close and a few observers felt that it could have gone either way. One thing’s for sure: the public will want to see it again.  It’s a big domestic rivalry that will become ever bigger.”

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