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George Groves vs Christopher Rebrasse: Big fight preview

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George Groves will face off against Christopher Rebrasse tomorrow night at Wembley Arena, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger for Anthony Dirrell's WBC super middleweight title.

The vacant WBC silver super middleweight and Rebrasse's EBU European super middleweight title will be up for grabs at the SSE Arena, as Groves look to make his comeback and style and move within striking distance of a third world title opportunity.

With fight night fast approaching, I will take a look at the credentials of both fighters as they go in search of a shot at the world title.

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Return of the Saint

A London boy, Groves will be fighting in front of his home crowd tomorrow night and will be looking to put on a show following back-to-back knockout defeats to Carl Froch.

The 26-year-old won a lot of fans for his performances in the two bouts, but will be expecting to get back to winning ways if he is to realise his dream of becoming a world champion.

With a record of 19 wins in 21 fights, 15 of those coming inside the distance, Groves has proved he is capable of delivering a knock-out punch.

Having floored "The Cobra" in the first round of their first fight, the orthodox fighter showcased his ability to stand toe-to-toe with the elite's in the super middleweight division.

Boasting a points win over fellow Brit James De Gale, who is now ranked number one contender in the IBF rankings, Groves will be confident of disposing of his French opponent in tomorrow's fight.

The former British and Commonwealth champion talks a big game and has already proclaimed he is better than Rebrasse and believes he will come out of the fight victorious.

Coming up against a fighter who has never been knocked out, Saint Groves, as he is often called, is more than capable of going the distance.

He showcased that in his wins against De Gale and former IBF lightheavyweight champion Glen Johnson.

Rebrasse very much an unknown quantity

The Frenchman knows he will not have the backing of the crowd when he walks out at Wembley Arena tomorrow night.

However, he is more than capable of causing an upset if Groves is not on top of his game.

Having made his debut in November 2006 with a draw, Rebrasse has gone on to gain a record of 22(6)-2-3.

The 28-year-old won his EBU European super middleweight title against Italian Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye with a fourth round stoppage.

Rebrasse is not known for his powerful punching, having only stopped six opponents, however he has never been knocked down in his career despite suffering two defeats.

Nicknamed L'Iceberg he has only boxed outside of his native country twice and this signals his first trip across the channel to fight in England.

Currently ranked third by the IBF in the super middleweight division Rebrasse will be no pushover and he fully deserves his spot in the WBC title eliminator.

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