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Groves: DeGale a Dirty Fighter, Dirrell is Much Better

By Chris LaBate

British/Commonwealth super middleweight champion George Groves sparred with world ranked Andre Dirrel in preparation for this past Saturday's clash with domestic rival James DeGale. He said the sparring helped him a lot with the big majority decision win. He feels Dirrell is much better than DeGale in every category. After twelve rounds, Groves said DeGale is a very dirty fighter and hit him with his head and used a lot of elbows to open up the cuts on his forehead and eye.

"We treated this fight like I was fighting Dirrell, who does everything better than DeGale. Lucky for me my forehead is tough, it took some solid butts and I took some solid elbows on the chin, [DeGale] is a dirty fighter.  He got away with it and you have to respect him in that respect. I learned from the Anderson fight that you have to stick to your game plan.  I put it into practice and he was clueless.  The blood flowed in my eyes.  I couldn’t really see but it was OK," Groves told BoxingScene.com's Terence Dooley.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by J.R on 05-23-2011

[QUOTE=War-Robbo;10587900]Groves is an idiot, ofcourse Dirrell is better at the moment. Lets see in two years thats all im saying...[/QUOTE] So you call him an idiot for what he said, yet agree with him? Odd.

Comment by Silky-Flow on 05-23-2011

[QUOTE=celt80;10588289]OK James, calm down you lost!!! lol :bottle:[/QUOTE] So a boxng fan isn't allowed to have a different opinion to the Groves d/ck suckers like yourself?!!.. ok!! :rolleyes: .

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 05-23-2011

[QUOTE=Silky-Flow;10587921]That lucky pr/ck Groves should be ashamed of himself!!.. Degale was totally robbed imo, he was the one coming forward all night pressing the action, he was the one who rocked Groves several times and nearly knocked him down in…

Comment by Steak on 05-23-2011

:usa::unitedsta:usa2:

Comment by DTanc on 05-23-2011

[QUOTE=Silky-Flow;10587921]That lucky pr/ck Groves should be ashamed of himself!!.. Degale was totally robbed imo, he was the one coming forward all night pressing the action, he was the one who rocked Groves several times and nearly knocked him down in…

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