JAMIE Cox's World Boxing Super Series quarter final with WBA Super world super middleweight champion George Groves will take place at Wembley's SSE Arena on Saturday, October 14, it was confirmed this lunchtime.

The unbeaten Swindon fighter will challenge top-seeded Groves for his global strap in London in the first domestic contest in the eight-man knockout Super Series tournament.

'Saint' Groves, 29, won the belt with a sixth-round stoppage of Fedor Chudinov at Sheffield's Bramall Lane in May and selected former England amateur roommate Cox, who has 13 knockouts from his 23 straight pro wins, as his first-round opponent at the live Draft Gala in Monaco earlier this month.

The Londoner has won 19 of his 29 pro fights by way of knockout, but also has three defeats, including two to former world champion Carl Froch, on his record.

Cox, 30, said: "I’m really excited for this fight.

"To win a world title on the way to fighting for the Muhammad Ali Trophy would be a huge honour.

"I’m glad George picked me. I was prepared for anyone but I was hoping for a UK fight so I can’t wait.

"George is a tough opponent. He has some good attributes but I’m prepared to shock everyone.

"This is what I’ve been working towards all my career, and to be a part of something this big is amazing.

"Now I’m here, I’m ready to capitalise on it and win my first world title and progress to the semi-finals.’’ The last-eight winners in the Super Series progress into the semi-finals, which are due to be staged early in the new year, with the last two standing going toe-to-toe in May next year for the Muhammad Ali trophy.

Groves added: ‘‘I’m really looking forward to getting started.

"It’s great to have a date set so early to give you something to strive for. I’m already in the gym plugging away and I’ve got plenty of time to prepare.

"The SSE Arena, Wembley Arena has always been a happy hunting ground for me. I‘ve had many good nights there, and I’m looking forward to fighting there again on October 14.

"It’s my first world title defence, my first fight in the World Boxing Super Series, an all-British affair and hopefully something everyone is going to be excited about.''

Groves added: "I’m happy with my choice of opponent. I know there are no easy fights in this tournament and there are no easy fights at World level, but Jamie is the guy I know the most about.

"I know about his background, I know how he trains, I know who he trains with, but most importantly, I know the things you need in this tournament, such as composure and experience at the highest level, he’s lacking.

"I’ve got them in abundance, but he’s brand new, he’s a total novice.

"I don’t think he’s even headlined his own show yet and he’s getting flung in the deep end with me.

"This is a big pressure fight for him and I think he’ll struggle to cope.’’