George Groves will face Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA World Super-Middleweight title at Bramall Lane on the undercard for Kell Brook vs Errol Spence on May 27th.
Groves is hoping to capture a world title at the fourth time of asking after losing twice to Carl Froch and Badou Jack.
Chudinov gained WBA belt in May 2015 with a win over Felix Sturm and the Russian is no stranger to Britain having beaten Frank Buglioni in his first defence in London four months later.
Speaking to Matchroom Boxing, Groves believes the work he has been putting in with trainer Shane McGuigan is starting to pay off.
I’m excited to be challenging for the World title on May 27 at Bramall Lane.
Last year was a good year for me.
I feel that the work I’ve been doing behind the scenes with Shane has really started to pay off, and I’m in a great position to capture the WBA title and push on from there.
When asked about his opponent, Groves believes he has too much and will take Chudinov’s title.
Fedor Chudinov is a good fighter. He proved that against Felix Sturm, but I honestly believe that I will have too much for him.
It has always been my dream to become World Champion, and now it’s my time and nothing will stand in my way.