A few notes from around the boxing world:
• Super middleweight contender George Groves (21-3, 16 KOs), 27, of England, is on the comeback trail. He will headline a Matchroom Boxing and Team Sauerland card at the Copper Box in London, his hometown, on Jan. 30. No opponent was announced for Groves, who has lost three shots at 168-pound world titles -- twice by knockout to countryman Carl Froch and by split decision to Badou Jack on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas on the Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto undercard.
“It’s great to be back,” Groves said. “I’m looking forward to boxing in London again. This is a chance for me start the New Year on the front foot. I want to get as many fights as possible and start building momentum as I look to work my way back into world title contention.”
• Showtime announced that it would have coverage of undercard bouts from the Dec. 5 Daniel Jacobs-Peter Quillin undercard at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Showtime Extreme beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT. There will be at least two bouts on the Showtime Extreme coverage: a 10-round welterweight bout between former junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) and Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) and an eight-round light heavyweight fight between 2012 U.S. Olympian Marcus Browne (16-0, 12 KOs) and Francisco Sierra (27-9-1, 24 KOs). The main card, on which Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) defends his middleweight belt against Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs) in an all-Brooklyn battle and featherweight titlist Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs) defends against Jonathan Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs), begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs), 20, of Germany, will defend his interim junior middleweight belt in a rematch against Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs), 31, of Italy, on Jan. 9 at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany, Team Sauerland announced on Monday. On Oct. 17, Feigenbutz suffered a first-round knockdown and went on to win a razor-close unanimous decision against De Carolis. “I wasn’t happy with my performance in our first fight,” Feigenbutz said. “Things went wrong, and I did not give a full account of myself. I offered Giovanni a direct rematch immediately after the fight, and I have stayed true to my word. This time, I will prove once and for all that I’m the better boxer, and there will be no question over the result.”