British boxer George Groves was able to come out victorious over France’s Christopher Rebrasse in Wembley arena, claiming the European super-middleweight title.
The judges were almost unanimous in their decision to give Groves the victory, with two scoring 118-110 and the other giving 117-111. In the match, Groves was a much more aggressive opponent, throwing 952 punches and landing 17% of shots, with Rebrasse managing 615, hitting 18% of his shots.
This has been the Briton’s first fight since he lost to rival Carl Froch in May in the same venue. Now Groves is looking at a potential swing at the current WBC champion, the unbeaten American Anthony Dirrell.
“It feels great,” said Groves. “That was a tough fight and the crowd helped me come through. Rebrasse was a good opponent, a tough guy- he took an awful lot of punches.”
“It’s onwards and upwards. I want to take over the world.”
As for a rematch with rival Carl Froch, after his match Groves said that he would “like another shot”, however Froch dismissed any prospect of one.