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Groves Sees No Rush For Froch, Wants Anderson KO Win

British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion George Groves is in no hurry to line up a fight against with Carl Froch.

Groves enjoyed a stellar 2011, shocking Olympic champion James DeGale in a fierce grudge match before seeing off the highly-rated Paul Smith in November with a second-round stoppage at Wembley Arena.

The 23-year-old appears to be destined for a world title shot in the next two years, but an all-British clash against Froch, who lost his WBC and WBA belts to Andre Ward in Atlantic City last month, is a prospect many in the boxing world would like to see first.

The Londoner is up for fighting Froch in the near future, but admits he would be wasting his time if he were to start sounding out the Nottingham-based 'Cobra' now.

"A fight with Froch would be a big British fight and that's what gets people really excited, but he is not interested in fighting me," Groves said.

"I've got no doubt about that and I am not going to insult him by calling him out.

"He probably wants to win back a world title first.

"Maybe a fight could happen a year or two down the line. I'd love the challenge but there is no rush.

"It's easy to get carried away but I have to concentrate on what's in hand for me now."

Next up for Groves is a defence of his British title against Edinburgh's Kenny Anderson on March 16 back at Wembley Arena.

Anderson knocked Groves down in the one and only time the Englishman has hit the canvas during his undefeated 14-fight career in Manchester in 2010, but he fought back to stop the Scot in the sixth round.

And Groves expects his opponent to be out for revenge when they lock horns in two months' time.

He said: "He will be frustrated that his claim to fame is that he knocked me down but didn't win. That will be burning inside him but I am looking forward to showing people this is how I should have done it the first time."

Anderson has vowed to exact revenge on his opponent, however.

"I have improved (since the last fight). People might think he is destined to beat me but that will not happen at all," Anderson said.

"This is going to work out for me. I am going to smash him. I am not exactly known for my back-foot style or anything like that, so it will be a knockout. I think he will get smashed pretty early on."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by knockoutkid on 01-24-2012

andersson is a good fighter, he has ability and can stand and fight, the one thing he lacks is handspeed. Maybe he wants to work on stepping in and out more so he doesnt take so much body punishment.

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 01-24-2012

Kid's got a great head on his shoulders. Froch would wipe the floor with him currently but in a year or two, he could def have the beating of him. I'm looking forward to the Anderson fight. He's a seriously…

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