DeGale, Groves Agree To Wage Money on Who Wins
James DeGale and George Groves have finally shaken hands...on a major wager for their showdown on Saturday night.
The two long-time rivals will go toe-to-toe at London's O2 Arena as the co-main event on the 'This Is It' card.
Groves got the better of DeGale during their amateur days but this time the British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight titles will be on the line.
However, that is not all that the winner will now be taking home.
DeGale boldy challenged his opponent to a winner-takes-all showdown during Thursday's pre-fight press conference - a bet Groves decided to agree to after being goaded by his former gym mate.
"I just saw him sitting there riding his mouth and thought 'you know what, I don't want to give him a pay day. Let's do winner-takes-all'," 'Chunky' told Sky Sports News HD.
"He didn't want to do it, but I put him in a situation where he had to do it. In front of all these people here, live on television, he had to do it.
"He's a very brave boy.
"Adam Booth will probably sort him out when he gets knocked out. He (Booth) has got enough money."
Current British champion DeGale admits he's uncertain about Groves' game plan - but insists it won't make a matter what Adam Booth's fighter does.
"I'm not too sure. I've got a little feeling he may play it as 'Mr Technical' again, trying to jab," he added.
"But he's going to see the red mist. Once I'm poking him with that jab, hitting him to the body...he's eventually going to walk onto one.
"I know they've got a game plan. I don't know what it is, but I've got it covered.
"But I can't think of how he's going to be beat me. I'm a bit baffled (over it). Obviously they've got a game plan but I just can't see me losing.
"All the hard work has been done. You can't get any fitter now. I just want to get in the ring, get in there and do the business."
The BBBoC have said its against the rules so it wont be happening and Degale would already have known it. I would lay good money the bet nonsense was Frank Warren's idea to try to sell a few more PPV's,…Comment by SirTomJones on 05-20-2011
haha George you silly boyComment by micky1971 on 05-20-2011
what? dishin up paydays? already? cunt. his record clearly shows upto this point that he IS STILL A DOMESTIC FIGHTER. and hes talkin about paydays like the same cunt who demanded £1,000,000 to sign when he got his chocolate coin…Comment by camymcf on 05-19-2011
[QUOTE=uglypug;10565777]million straight up sounds good.[/QUOTE] Deal then, good luck, but not too much of it hahaa :)Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 05-19-2011
Groves was backed into a corner and basically had no choice but to shake on the bet. DeGale will be a rich man come saturday night.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (12)