Sky Box Office hosts a night of top class boxing this Saturday, with George Groves and Kell Brook the star attractions on a four-fight bill at Bramall Lane. Groves is firm favourite with the bookmakers to win a world title at the fourth attempt when he takes on Fedor Chudinov for the WBA super-middleweight belt.
Groves, who lost twice to Carl Froch before being beaten on points by Badou Jack in 2015, has won his last 4 fights and is no bigger than 1/4 at William Hill against his Russian opponent, who suffered the first defeat of his career against Felix Sturm a year ago.
The Groves bout is the warm-up for the main event – as Brook drops back down to welterweight to defend his IBF crown against Errol Spence Jr. The 31-year-old from Sheffield has won 36 of his 37 fights, with his one defeat coming in a failed attempt to win the WBC, IBF & IBO middleweight titles from Gennady Golovkin in September.
Brook has had to shed some pounds to face Spence, who is four years his junior and who has a faultless record, winning 18 of his 21 fights by knockout. Spence has been tipped for great things, while Brook needed a titanium plate inserted into a broken eye socket after the Golovkin fight – both factors contributing to the American being the 8/13 favourite with most bookmakers – with Brook available at 6/4 with Bet365.