|Undefeated prospect George Groves.|
Johnson will actually be coming out of retirement to take this fight. The 43-year old announced his retirement in the summer after a points loss to Andzrej Fonfara. He has also lost five of his last seven contests. Although he will only be in the ring with a man who is a shadow of the fighter he used to be, Groves still claims that he will be preparing for the most dangerous opponent possible.
"It will be my toughest opponent. No one has an easy fight with Glen Johnson," said Groves. "I'm buzzing for the fight and am preparing for twelve hard rounds because he will give anyone a hard night's work. I'll be ready."
The bout will only be Groves' second of this year due to numerous injury setbacks. He was twice scheduled to fight fellow Brit Kenny Anderson in a rematch but was forced to pull out both times due to injury. This also caused him to be stripped of his regional title.
However, Groves shook off the ring rust in July when he stopped Francisco Sierra in seven rounds in the United States.
If Groves can get back to tip-top physical and mental condition for this fight, I have no doubt in my mind that he will retain his undefeated record on December 15th. Johnson is still a little higher in class than the fighters Groves has faced so far, maybe barring James DeGale, and it is a great name to have on your record when you're working your way up.
By Jack Price @PriceyJ97.