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Promoter Kalle Sauerland eyes stadium fight for George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr

Promoter Kalle Sauerland says that he would consider hosting a potential bout between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr at a London football stadium.

Promoter Kalle Sauerland has revealed that he would like to stage a showdown between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr at a football stadium.

On Saturday night, Eubank stopped Avni Yildirim inside three rounds to move through to the semi-finals of the super-middleweight World Boxing Super Series, and the IBO champion will face Groves at the start of 2018 providing that Groves can overcome Jamie Cox this weekend.

Groves's representative Sauerland - who is promoting the event - has claimed that Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Fulham's Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge - home of Groves's beloved Chelsea - were all in contention.

Sauerland is quoted by The Metro as saying: "We have had exploratory discussions regarding Chelsea and other football clubs in London.

"Chris has made a huge statement here. If George does the same next weekend we are looking at a massive fight which could easily fill a stadium. There have been outdoor fights in winter before so the January date would not prevent it."

Eubank has previously expressed an interest in fighting Groves's long-term rival, but a deal could not be agreed earlier in 2017.

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