George Groves to take on WBC champ Badou Jack in USA

George Groves celebrates his victory over Christopher Rebrasse after their WBC Final Eliminator & European Super Middleweight title bout
Image: George Groves: Mandatory challenger for Badou Jack's WBC belt

George Groves will go to the United States to fight for Badou Jack's world title, his promoters have confirmed.

The Londoner is the mandatory challenger for the WBC super-middleweight belt Jack took from Anthony Dirrell in Chicago last month.

The contest was due to go to purse bids between Groves' promoters the Sauerland brothers and Floyd Mayweather, who promotes Jack.

But a statement from Team Sauerland confirmed a deal has been struck to make the fight in the States.

It read: "We have a deal. Fight is on. Badou Jack v George Groves will take place in USA. Date and site to be confirmed soon."

The fight will be a third at world level for Groves, who twice failed to win Carl Froch's IBF and WBA titles.

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