DUNFERMLINE is set to welcome another former world boxing champion later this year in a knockout event to support mental health awareness.

George Groves, who held the WBA (Super) super-middleweight title from 2017 to 2018, will appear at the Glen Pavilion on November 9 as the star guest at a Sportsman's Dinner that will raise funds for Andy's Man Club.

It is being organised by Dunfermline man Craig Roxburgh, who has previously organised three 'An Evening With' events featuring ex-ring stars Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and Tony Bellew in aid of local good causes.

Following a successful sell-out night with Bellew, which supported the family of late Kelty boxer Connor Law and Dunfermline Foodbank, Craig is bringing recently-retired Groves, 30, to the town to help Andy's Man Club, a support group for men over 18 that aims to challenge the stigma of mental health and promote suicide prevention.

"It was a no-brainer," he said. "I know in Fife there is a big focus on mental health and these clubs help people to open up. It can be hard for people to open up to their friends.

"They are volunteer-run and I know they have hopes to open another couple more (in Scotland)."

Craig is hopeful that Londoner Groves, also a previous British, Commonwealth and European super-middleweight champion, will provide a packed house for the cause, and reckons boxing fans are in for a treat.

"I'm a massive boxing fan and I love bringing boxing stars to my home town," he continued.

"He won't shy away from answering questions. He fell out with Adam Booth, his coach, three or four weeks prior to the Carl Froch fight (for the IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles in 2013), and you hear rumours but never really know until you hear from the horse's mouth.

"He had a fall-out with James DeGale, who went to the Olympics (in 2008) and George never, and then there was his rivalry with Carl Froch.

"I'm sure we'll get all the stories on the night."

The evening, which will be hosted by MC Craig Stephen, will also include a performance by magician Cameron Young, a three-course meal, a raffle, a sporting memorabilia auction and the chance to meet Groves.

Tickets start from £75 and, for more information, search for 'An Evening With George Groves' on Facebook.