By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star
GEORGE GROVES is hunting down Carl Froch after moving a step closer to a world title shot at the 02 Arena.
Groves, 25, stopped Uruguayan Noe Gonzalez with a straight right hand 51 seconds into the fifth round of their super-middleweight clash which topped the undercard for Froch’s battle with Mikkel Kessler.
The Londoner said: “Of course I want to fight Carl.
“A lot of people’s eyes might roll when I say that, but the truth is, I’m there.
“Carl is in the twilight of his career and keeps banging on about his legacy.
“But if he retires now he won’t have a legacy worth remembering like Ricky Hatton or Joe Calzaghe.
“He needs a few more good fights but instead he is targeting opponents who there is no disrespect in losing to, people like Andre Ward who he has already lost to. If he loses to a young fighter like me with 19 straight wins, his pride might take too much of a knock.”