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George Groves to fight Badou Jack in third world title shot

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: George Groves knocks out Denis Douglin during their Super Middleweight bout at Liverpool Echo Arena on November 22, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Scott Heavey/Getty Images

George Groves will fight Badou Jack for the WBC super-middleweight world title in the United States, the Briton's promoters have announced.

European champion Groves is mandatory challenger for the WBC strap having beaten Christopher Rebrasse last September, before knocking out Denis Douglin in Liverpool in November.

Londoner Groves, who was twice knocked out in back-to-back world title defeats to Carl Froch, was forced to wait for his third shot at world glory after then-WBC champion Andre Dirrell was granted a voluntary defence against Jack in April.

After Jack prevailed on points, Groves' promoters Sauerland Promotions hoped to win a purse bid scheduled this Friday, but announced on Twitter that it had been cancelled after they agreed a deal with Mayweather promotions. However, the date and venue have yet to be confirmed.

And should James DeGale defeat Dirrell for the vacant IBF title in Boston on Saturday, victory for Groves against Jack could potentially set up an all-British unification title fight; Groves saw off DeGale on points in 2011.