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Brilliant night of British boxing in store on Sky Box Office

Last Updated: 17/03/11 11:03am

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Cleverly: world title shot

Cleverly: world title shot

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Sky Box Office will show live coverage of Cleverly v Braehmer AND DeGale v Groves this summer.

Nathan Cleverly v Juergen Braehmer
James DeGale v George Groves
Saturday May 21

"DeGale v Groves is the kind of grudge match that we haven't seen since Benn v Eubank."
Jim Watt Quotes of the week

Three of Britain's brightest prospects will step into the ring on a not-to-be-missed night of boxing on Saturday May 21 when titles will be won and lost.

Undefeated Nathan Cleverly will go up against WBO World Light Heavyweight title-holder Juergen Braehmer, who has knocked out 29 of his 38 previous opponents.

And Olympic Gold medallist James DeGale will make the second defence of his British Super Middleweight title against London rival and former amateur stablemate George Groves.

Groves - who like DeGale boasts an unbeaten record - has been training alongside WBO Heavyweight World Champion David Haye in preparation of taking on his adversary.


Looking forward to both fights, Sky Sports commentator and columnist Jim Watt, said: "This is a night of boxing that whets the appetite.

"In Nathan Cleverly we have a young ambitious boxer looking to take the next step in his journey and become a World Champion.

"Braehmer is a tough customer, but if he can beat him, he will become a star attraction and the be an even bigger hero in his native South Wales like his idols Joe Calzaghe and Enzo Maccaranelli.

Watt added: "DeGale v Groves is the kind of grudge match that we haven't seen since Benn v Eubank.

"There's no love lost between these two, the bitter rivalry that exists between them has been built up since they first met as boys at the same boxing club in West London.

"For me DeGale starts as favourite but you cannot dismiss Groves - the atmosphere in the arena on the night will be like a football derby and formbook goes out of the window as both men look to settle the score."

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