Super-middleweight star George Groves leaves behind a freezing Britain and heads to the heat of Las Vegas for a training camp and also to watch his stablemate Selcuk Aydin in action in the fight capital. Groves is preparing for his Vacant European title challenge against Mohamed Ali Ndiaye on Saturday 16th March at London’s Wembley Arena on a card that also features Ricky Burns, Nathan Cleverly, Dereck Chisora* and Liam Walsh. Groves will be ringside at the Hard Rock Cafe to see Aydin take on Mexican warrior Jesus Soto Karass on the undercard of the Interim WBC World Light-Welterweight Championship between Lucas Martin Matthysse and Mike Dallas Jr. Groves has been training alongside Aydin at the Hayemaker Gym in South London as both are under Adam Booth.
“I’m looking forward to getting out of Britain for a while and heading somewhere warm to train before my European title fight and with Selcuk fighting this Saturday it was the perfect time to go,” said Groves. “Selcuk has been training with us for a while now, he’s super-strong and bullish. It will be an exciting fight against Soto, but I can Selcuk winning this one. It’s a fan’s fight, they’re both action fighters, both have good records and they like throwing plenty of spiteful punches. With just over seven weeks to go I’ll be getting in plenty of mountain runs and gym work to prepare for Ndiaye and then finish off my training back in London.”