George Groves joins promoters Sauerland for Carl Froch rematch

George Groves
George Groves

World super-middleweight contender George Groves has signed a deal to be managed by Germany-based promoters Kalle and Nisse Sauerland.

Groves obtained a licence from the British Boxing Board of Control in Aprilexternal-link so that he could manage himself.

He claimed he "trusted no one" after defeat to Carl Froch in November.

But the 26-year-old has signed a deal with Sauerland before his WBA and IBF world title rematch against Froch at Wembley Stadium on 31 May.

Groves joins a stable of fighters that includes one of only two men to beat Froch - Mikkel Kessler.

"This is definitely a step in the right direction for me as I look to build my name not only across Europe but all around the world," said Groves.

"I feel that now I have the right team in place to help me achieve everything I need to in boxing."

Groves suffered the first loss of his career against Froch when referee Howard Foster controversially stopped their first fight in the ninth round.