George Groves handed South American Noe Gonzalez Alcoba in May
George Groves will look to move a step closer to a world title fight when he goes toe-to-toe with Noe Gonzalez Alcoba.
Last Updated: 08/05/13 1:58pm
The super-middleweight bout is part of the Carl Froch v Mikkel Kessler bill in what will be a sell-out crowd at the O2 Arena in London.
Groves, 25, is undefeated in 18 fights and fought twice in March winning both by TKO. He beat Dario German Balmaceda at the Wembley Arena before stopping Baker Barakat in Germany.
The Hammersmith-born fighter is well aware of the calibre of opponent he will be taking on in Alcoba with the South American possessing a 69 per cent knock-out ratio.
"He's been in with good company and he's got a big KO record so it will be an explosive fight," said Groves. "He's a bit of a banger so I'll have to be on my toes. But I feel that I'm right on track for a world title shot now and there's no margin for error.
"I don't think there's any mileage in an immediate rematch between Abraham-Stieglitz, maybe down the line but I think they're sick of the sight of each other I imagine, so hopefully it's time for someone like me to get a crack at the belt.
"A stoppage loss for Abraham takes a lot of getting over at this stage of his career and his eye was a mess too, so I don't think he'll be the man to fight Robert, I think I am though and that's a fight I really want.
"A world title fight in London in September would be a dream come true and it's not unrealistic to think it will happen.
"I'd love for Eddie Hearn to get a world champion over to London and we do a big show in the capital, but I've shown I am happy to box overseas and I would happily do so again for a world title."
Promoter Hearn added: This is a pivotal moment in George's career. Gonzalez comes with heavy artillery and is also looking for another shot at the world title.
"Groves is ready for this test and victory will see us pushing for a world title shot in September."