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Carl Froch Prefers To 'Move Forward' - Not Face Groves

Carl Froch has all but dismissed the idea of going 'over old ground' in a rematch with George Groves.

The WBC and IBF middleweight champion was on Ringside for the first time since his controversial win on November 23.

Groves has demanded a rematch after being stopped in the ninth round of their contest and promoter Eddie Hearn has even admitted he - as a fan - wants to see a second showdown.

But the final decision falls to 36-year-old Froch and he all but ruled it out.

"I defended my title against a mandatory. I beat an unbeaten fighter, a hungry, ambitious fighter who came to try and win the fight - and winning with a technical knockout in the ninth round is a great result," he said.

"Do I want to go over old ground? Not at the minute, no.

"I like to move forward in my career and the only old ground I like to go over again is for a defeat.

"It was nice to avenge the Mikkel Kessler defeat, it would be nice to avenge the Andre Ward defeat if that can possibly be made."

Promoter Hearn revealed he has been in America discussing possible fights with Ward, Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Froch himself ruled out a match-up with former mandatory but now light-heavyweight star Adonis Stevenson, but although he knows there is still public demand to see him and Groves go at it again, he believes the interest is fading.

"It's a 50-50 split right now and the longer the time goes and the longer people watch the fight, opinions are changing a lot," he added.

"Like Eddie said, I have got a lot of options.

"I am going to enjoy a wonderful Christmas with my beautiful family, then I am going to make a decision - and I decide who I am going to fight.

"If I decide to fight again I am going to make the correct decision based on where I want to go forward.

"I will speak to Eddie, my trainer Rob McCracken and my family and then I will make the decision based on what I feel is right for me - and everyone else."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 12-07-2013

I like Froch as a fighter but I think he should give Groves a rematch the ref ruined that fight.

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 12-07-2013

Pure ***** move, and I like Froch.

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 12-07-2013

[[email protected];14000035]LMAO I like Froch but he sure aint giving Groves a rematch hahaahha, He was getting taxed![/QUOTE] Exactly. One of the worst stoppages in the last 30 years of boxing.

Comment by New England on 12-07-2013

is anybody else getting some weird music in the background? it's freaking me out.

Comment by tokon on 12-07-2013

[QUOTE=yoz;14000667]All of this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^.[/QUOTE] yes, agree!

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