By Ben Carey
Unbeaten prospects George Groves (pictured) and Tom Dallas have been added to Frank Maloney’s show at Brentwood Centre on Friday January 22. Super-middleweight Groves and heavyweight Dallas will meet selected opponents on the bill being televised live by Sky Sports.
Groves, 21, is a man in a hurry and is already targeting Commonwealth super-middleweight champion Charles Adamu who controversially won his title on a split decision against Liverpool’s Carl Dilks last month.
“With Frank and Hayemaker taking care of me, I’ll be able to showcase my skills all over the country. Frank’s got dates on Sky TV just about every other week – so I can’t see why he wouldn’t want to use me. Although David (Haye) and Adam (Booth) are my management and training team, Frank is taking over the promotional contract and that is going to bring great exposure,” commented Groves.
Maloney added: “George has benefitted from being around David Haye in the gym and has made it clear he wants a quick route to the top.”
Dallas, 24, is undefeated in eight fights and is establishing himself as one of Britain’s’ best young heavyweights alongside David Price, Derek Chisora and Tyson Fury.
He has recently been sparring with FTM stablemate Price and Maloney says it is the best heavyweight sparring he has seen for years.
Top of the bill is Ian Napa’s (19-7) British bantamweight title defence against Jamie McDonnell (12-2-1). On the undercard, Ashley Sexton and Usman Ahmed will compete for the vacant English flyweight crown, former British super-featherweight champion Carl Johanneson will return to the ring and heavyweights Larry Olubamiwo and Scott Belshaw meet in a crossroads battle.
Tickets, priced £80 and £35 are available via www.frankmaloney.com or 0871 226 1508.