Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Groves: Froch Probably Knows He Got Lucky Again

by Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

GEORGE GROVES is not giving up hope of fighting Carl Froch for a THIRD time.

Groves, 26, was brutally KO’d in the eighth round by a straight right hand from Froch in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in May.

It was Groves’ second stoppage loss to Froch, who profited from a controversial ninth-round win last November.

But the Londoner aims to revive his career by beating France’s European champ Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley Arena on September 20.

Victory would also set up a crack at the WBC version of the world title, which Aussie Sakio Bika and Yank Anthony Dirrell scrap for on August 18.

Groves’ target now is the WBC belt, but he believes he still has unfinished business with WBA-IBF world super-middleweight champion Froch, 37, who has yet to announce his next move.

He said: “I gave him the praise he needed after our fight and the following night he said he wanted me to crawl back into the hole I came out of.

“It should be the most satisfying thing but for some reason it’s not. Maybe that will be the reason we box next year or even later this year.

“He probably knows he got lucky again. He was in a fight that I feel I was winning.

“I got caught and it happens in boxing. Fair play to Carl, he landed the punch that ended the fight.

“I thought he’d be satisfied with it but he doesn’t seem too satisfied. He’s still trying to have digs at me.

“He probably wants me to retire but that’s not going to happen.

“This time, maybe with a tiny bit of luck, or no luck whatsoever, maybe I will be world champion.”

Groves admits that he will NEVER get over the crushing defeat to Froch two months ago.

He added: “It’s not something I’m depressed about and I don’t doubt myself because of it.

“Certainly I will never get over it but it was a fight thing rather than ability thing and I want to be back out at the highest level as soon as possible.

“Beat this guy and I’m in line to face the winner of Bika and Dirrell for a WBC world title. Some fighters have to wait years for that opportunity.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tedkidlewis on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=denium;14757917]Who wants to see the same fighters fight each other over and over again? I know what the result will be, Groves will end up stopped like he has in the last two fights. You need to move on with…

Comment by BodiesInFlight on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=handsome1-1;14754101]Frocky got lucky again . He s nothing but a throw back talentless fighter who relies on a lucky shot Frocky could have gracefully enjoyed his lucky win but Frocky can't help himself to start mocking groves again after his…

Comment by soul_survivor on 07-14-2014

Give it up Georgie boy, just give it up...Froch sparked you out on your best night, go back to the drawing board, fight some second tier guys, win a title, make a career for yourself. YOu have the talent and…

Comment by denium on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=Tedkidlewis;14757864]I understand what you are saying but you have no idea of the history of boxing. You started watching boxing when you heard of something called the money team, am I right? Well here's the thing, boxing has an amazing…

Comment by Tedkidlewis on 07-14-2014

[QUOTE=chrismart83;14757845]Come on Groves, give it a rest. He's probably trying to save face a little after his actions in the build up to the 2nd fight. He's making himself sound stupid though.[/QUOTE] I understand what you are saying but you…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)
Top Headlines Haye Says He Needs To Curb 'Control Freak' Behavior as Promoter N'Dam: 1000% Confident I'll Beat Murata - He Won't Touch Me Frank Warren Talks Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan, More Badou Jack: I Want To Fight a Racist, a Scumbag - Maybe Kovalev Porter: I Don't See Myself Retiring Without Fighting Errol Spence Wilder Urges: No More Hype, Joshua Fight Needs To Happen Now! Gabe Rosado: I Want Canelo, Daniel Jacobs, Lemieux Rematch! Fox: They Think I'm a Chump; I'll Show I Belong Against Andrade Gabe Rosado Batters, Stops Glen Tapia in Sixth Round Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Saunders: Lemieux is GGG's Leftover Dog Meat - I Want The Dog! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Golovkin vs. Canelo, Gassiev, More Buster Douglas Backs Wilder Over Joshua, Shakes Head at PED Use Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Gassiev: WBSS is Best Way To Unify, Show I'm The Best at Cruiser News: Devin Haney, Shiro vs. Guevara, Reymart Gaballo Machado: Roach Gives Me Confidence, I'm Ready For Corrales Sullivan Barrera vs. Felix Valera Part of HBO Triple on Nov. 25 Video: Richard Schaefer Talks World Boxing Super Series Ronnie Shields: Lara's Style is His Style - I Won't Change it For Critics! Photos: Ruiz vs. Montano - Boxeo Telemundo Weights Milan Melindo vs. Hekkie Budler Rematch Ordered By The IBF Schaefer: WBSS Has Elevated the Entire Cruiserweight Division News: Montgomery Brothers, Ruben Villa, Dutchover, More Demetrius Andrade: Golovkin Beat Canelo - I Want GGG Next! DiBella: Wilder vs. Whyte To Get Joshua is Stupid, Whyte Irrelevant! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk - Go Face To Face David Haye: If I Beat Bellew, But Scrape Through - I May Retire! Sosa, Castellanos Plan For War on Kovalev vs. Shabrankskyy Card Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison - Ready For Battle Top Rank on ESPN - Television Ratings, Numbers, Statistics Gabriel Gonzaga Ready For His Pro Boxing Debut Gervonta Davis To Stand Trial on Assault Charge on November 29 Katie Taylor Won't Let Title Opportunity Slip, Hungry To Win Belt David Benavidez: I Wanted Gavril Again To Prove Doubters Wrong Lara: Andrade is Broke, Frustrated & Getting Worse by The Fight Roach: Will Be Hard for Retired Cotto to Resist Canelo-GGG Winner Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Thurman, Charlo, Lubin, PEDs, More Joshua Expects Late KO: Takam's Head is a Block of Cement! Steve Collins Granted Licence To Box Again
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement