Advertisement
Advertisement

Groves Eyes Froch-Kessler Winner For Next Fight

By Jake Donovan

The outcome of George Groves' showdown with Noe Gonzalez was never in doubt, as the unbeaten Brit stopped the visiting Uruguayan in five rounds Saturday evening at the O2 Arena in London, England.

The bout served as the chief support to the highly anticipated super middleweight rematch between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler. Groves is intimately invested in the bout, having served as Kessler's sparring partner and now the latest to draw the ire of Froch as a result. 

Groves and Froch both fight under the Matchroom Sport banner, but Froch took exception to his promotional stabelmate serving as a chief sparring partner for his current rival in preparation for Saturday's bouts.

No better way to settle the rivalry than in a boxing ring. With over 18,000 in attendance for Saturday's show, a win by Froch could set up a huge clash in the fall, when Groves is slated to return. Allegedly at stake in the main event is a rematch with Andre Ward, but Froch or Kessler taking on a fresh foe could be the more desirable option in the court of public opinion.

Hearn not only didn't rule out a potential future clash, but admitted it to be a strong possibility down the road.

"The plan is to bring him back in September, perhaps here (at the O2 Arena)," Hearn stated afterward. "He's ranked pretty much in the Top 5 of every sanctioning body. The winner of tonight['s main event] is certainly a possibility."

Groves is game for the cause - or for anyone else deemed next in line.

"I'm ranked #1 in the WBO, #2 in the WBA and #3 in the WBC. There ain't many guys in front of me and the guys they put in front of me, I put to sleep," Groves quipped.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter:  @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 05-26-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13413774]Adonis Stevenson put Noe Gonzalez down in 2 rounds.[/QUOTE] Tommy Hearns kayoed Roberto Duran in 2. Hagler won narrow 15 round decision over Duran. I dread to think what Hearns is going to do to Halger should they ever meet…

Comment by The Surgeon on 05-26-2013

Groves' hand speed and speed in general was breath taking last night! Good fighter is George, he needs to step up to the next level now.

Comment by flat1985 on 05-26-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13415385]When is Groves going to fight someone decent? Does anyone know?[/QUOTE] Next fight should be stieglitz in september

Comment by CraigM on 05-26-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13415385]When is Groves going to fight someone decent? Does anyone know?[/QUOTE] I think he gets Stieglitz next, not the best opposition to warm up for a fight versus him though!

Comment by The_Demon on 05-26-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13415385]When is Groves going to fight someone decent? Does anyone know?[/QUOTE] The day i have a 12 inch [COLOR="Black"]c[/COLOR]ock

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Oscar Valdez Ready For The Danger of Hard Punching Rueda Ryan Martin To Make Ring Return on Wilder vs. Arreola Card Povetkin Holds Meeting With WBC: Awaits Decision on Wilder Golovkin, Eubank Jr. Should Sign By This Weekend, Says Hearn SHO's Espinoza: Canelo-GGG in "Fall 2017" Was To Stop Bleeding Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For World Title Eliminator Roman Gonzalez Focused on Cuadras Next, For The Right Price Parker's Promoter: Anthony Joshua Will Eat The Jab All Night! Cecilia Braekhus Returns, Tops First Card in Norway Since 1980 Manuel Avila Continues Unbeaten Run at Cache Creek Casino Smith's Trainer: We Can Beat Canelo, But Will The Judges Agree? News: Boxeo Telemundo Update; Skeete-Lepelley; Jay Harris Thurman Might Make Mandatory Defense Against Avanesyan Next Jonathan Guzman Ready For Wake Title Shot Rabchenko Handed IBF Eliminator On Santa Cruz-Frampton Card Hurd Wants Foes Like Bundrage, Ishe Smith For Upcoming Fights DiBella: Wilder vs. Joshua is Inevitable in Future, But Not Now Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith is NOT a Bad Fight, Explains Hearn Haye: Bellew Fight Must Be at Heavyweight, He Must Add Weight Anthony Mundine Back in Talks For Danny Green Rematch Knockout CP Freshmart Decisions Rojas In A Stinker Ganigan Lopez vs. Jonathan Taconing Will Be a War, Says WBC Joseph Parker Ready To Take November Date For Anthony Joshua Amir Imam, Guillermo Jones Return on Pittsburgh Card Arum: After Ramirez Beats Golovkin, He Will Be a Big PPV Star! Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: The Fight, Right Now Photos: Mayweather Takes Part in BET Celebrity Basketball Game Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement