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Boxing: Zak Chelli spars with George Groves ahead of next fight

PUBLISHED: 16:48 04 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:48 04 May 2017

Zak Chelli (right) sparred with George Groves last week (pic: Zak Chelli)

Zak Chelli (right) sparred with George Groves last week (pic: Zak Chelli)

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Teenager scheduled for action on May 13 at First Direct Arena, Leeds

Times BC super-middleweight Zak Chelli will look to maintain the good start to his career when he competes in his second professional bout on May 13 against an as yet unnamed fighter.

The 19-year-old began his career at York Hall in February with a victory over Jacob Ellis.

Chelli will hope for another success on the undercard of the Josh Warrington-Kiko Martinez fight for the WBC international featherweight belt at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.

And it seems the teenager had the perfect preparation for his next bout in Yorkshire next weekend.

I had the brilliant opportunity to spar George Groves, I did six rounds with him at Shane Mcguire’s gym in Wandsworth,” said Chelli.

“I have now had the chance to spar three of the best boxers in the country: Groves, James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr.

“Last month I travelled to Italy to train with the Italian national team sparring with the best Italian middle weight Salvatore Cavallaro.”

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