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 Last update:  7/14/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Carl Froch: I Will Not Vacate, I'll Fight George Groves
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World super-middleweight champion Carl Froch says he is willing to fight his stablemate George Groves in what would be an eagerly-awaited domestic showdown.

Froch beat Lucian Bute last year to claim the IBF title and George Groves is now the mandatory challenger for that title, meaning Froch may lose the belt if he does not agree to face him.

And the 36-year-old, who is fresh from beating Mikkel Kessler in a May thriller, says he will fight his former sparring partner rather than be stripped of his title.

Froch said: "He's mandatory for the IBF by default because Lucian Bute is injured, and I think (Edwin) Rodriguez and (Brandon) Gonzalez were fighting for the number two spot, this is what Eddie (Hearn, promoter) is telling me anyway.

"George Groves is next in line for the IBF title and, you know me, I defend my title rather than vacate it. I'll fight anybody.

"I've not been officially asked to vacate the title but I've been made aware of the situation that Groves is mandatory and I'm not in a position where I want to give a belt up.

"I took that belt off an unbeaten fighter so I'm not going to just give that belt away, unless there's a good option for me and a good road for me to go down.

"I'm in this game because I love it and I'll fight anybody, including George Groves."

Promoter Hearn said earlier in the month that talks were underway between the respective parties, with a view to the fight taking place later this year.

Tags: Carl Froch , George Groves , Froch-Groves , Froch vs. Groves



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comment by flat1985, on 07-18-2013
Oh yeah and it is at the o2 arena london.

comment by flat1985, on 07-18-2013
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]What an absolute joke. Source?[/QUOTE] Sorry someone i know should be up soon but it is 100% legit.

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 07-18-2013
[QUOTE=flat1985]I just heard that it is signed and is in november! And its ppv.[/QUOTE] What an absolute joke. Source?

comment by flat1985, on 07-18-2013
I just heard that it is signed and is in november! And its ppv.

comment by G22, on 07-15-2013
Good fight but its not PPv worthy. I think its come a little too soon for Groves who should have targetted Steglitz first and as for Carl Im not sure what it adds to his legacy fighting a next gen fighter rather than cementing his name vs the big league fighters. Stylistically its competa...

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