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Froch-Groves battle set for November

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Tickets for the title fight between Carl Froch and George Groves will go on sale on September 17 © Getty Images
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Carl Froch will defend his WBA and IBF super middleweight titles against George Groves on November 23 in Manchester.

Tickets for the clash at the Phones 4u Arena will go on sale on September 17, the same date as the first scheduled press conference between the two.

Froch took the WBA belt in a rematch with Mikkel Kessler in May at The O2, while Groves, the former British and Commonwealth champion, extended his unbeaten record to 19 fights on the undercard.

"I'm delighted to bring this event to Manchester on November 23," said promoter Eddie Hearn. "This 'Battle of Britain' is a fascinating fight between a true legend of British boxing in Carl Froch and a superb young talent in George Groves.

"It's going to be some atmosphere, some occasion. Phone lines, Twitter and emails haven't stopped for tickets since we confirmed the fight. We are expecting another instant sell out when we go on sale on September 17."

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