First came the report that SES Boxing, the promotional firm of WBO super middleweight champ, Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23 KOs), had won a purse bid to stage a Stieglitz title defense against the UK’s George Groves (14-0, 11 KOs). Then it was announced that Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs), who was scheduled to face Stieglitz for the title on April 14th, had pulled out of the bout, citing a hand injury.
Meanwhile, Groves, who was scheduled to face fellow Brit, Kenny Anderson, this Friday announced that he was pulling out of the bout due to “medical reasons.”
Now, Stieglitz and Groves must face each other within 90 days and Kessler, who last fought in June of last year, is tentatively signed to a May 19 date against an opponent to be named.
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