George Groves And Fedor Chudinov Ordered By WBA To Fight For Super Middleweight Title

George Groves has confirmed a fourth attempt at a world title as the WBA have ordered him to fight Fedor Chudinov for their vacant super middleweight title.

The two boxers must complete negotiations by January 5 or else the fight will be force to go through a purse bid in order for it to occur. Promoters Kalle and Nisse Sauerland confirmed the news on Twitter.

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Groves' previous attempts at world championship gold have been unsuccessful. His first two losses as a professional came against Carl Froch when challenging for the WBA and IBF titles. His third loss was against Badou Jack for the WBC super middleweight title last year. As a professional, Groves is 25-3 as a pro boxer and is a former Intercontinental and British super middleweight champion  

Groves last fought in November against Eduard Gutknecht in a fight famous for the aftermath in which Gutknecht suffered brain damage and is still hospitalized from the damages he suffered in the fight.

Chudinov is 14-1 as a professional, with his most recent fight against Felix Sturm for the WBA "super" super middleweight title resulting in a majority decision loss. Chudinov previously held the WBA's "regular" version of the super middleweight title from May-September 2015, before losing to Sturm. Sturm vacated the title earlier this year due to injury.

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