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Groves: I Don't Need That Much To Beat James DeGale

By Chris LaBate

George Groves (12-0, 10KOs) is hungry for the chance to face his British super middleweight rival, James DeGale (9-0, 7KOs). Adam Booth, the manager and trainer, says he is very close to reaching a deal for the date and venue with Degale's promoter, Frank Warren. Groves returned to action on Saturday night in Yorkshire, stopping Daniel Allotey in four one-sided rounds.

DeGale's achievements as an amateur, and a pro, don't impress Groves. 

"Whether or not it's by knockout or decision I don't care. I've got everything I need ready for this fight already - and I don't need that much to beat James DeGale anyway," Groves said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thickear on 03-06-2011

Groves is a warrior with good power in both hands and has all the attacking tools, including the uppercut, but his defence is poor. Degale's straight punches will do the business inside five rounds.

Comment by J.R on 03-05-2011

They did fight just the once, he is thinking of Darren Sutherland vs DeGale.

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 03-05-2011

[QUOTE=timba;10190615]DeGale has been fighting the better opponents. Fighting Paul Smith in only his 8th pro fight was a brave move. Groves was almost stopped by Kenny Anderson (who is admittedly a decent competitor). As I've said all along, DeGale is…

Comment by BetterCallSaul on 03-05-2011

[QUOTE=dvb;10190432]everyone seems to favour degale,cuz of his performances of late,but who out of them have been fighting the better opponents??. I think it could be a close fight.Degale isnt as slick as hes made to look,and groves has good power.…

Comment by dvb on 03-05-2011

everyone seems to favour degale,cuz of his performances of late,but who out of them have been fighting the better opponents??. I think it could be a close fight.Degale isnt as slick as hes made to look,and groves has good power.…

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