Midland super middleweight champion Carl Froch will defend his IBF and WBA World titles against fellow Brit George Groves, it has been announced.
The clash will take place in late November or early December.
Froch triumphed against Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in May, adding the WBA stamp to his IBF belt, while the unbeaten Groves claimed the WBA Inter-Continental title after taking on Noe Gonzalez Alcoba.
He said he was looking forward to defending both titles against one of his own countrymen.
– Carl Froch, super middleweight champion, from Nottingham
I’m excited the first defence of both my belts is a big domestic clash.
I’ve known George for a while, I’ve sparred with him and watched him grow and now he’s my mandatory – I will be pouring everything into my preparation for the fight and George will face the very best of me.
It is better this way than a low-key overseas opponent as this fight will relight memories of some of the great all-British clashes and with World titles on the line it’s a really huge occasion and one that will grab the attention of British sports fans.