Advertisement
Advertisement

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Anthony Joshua-David Price Ruled Out For The Fall By Hearn James Kirkland Arrested Over Child Support Beef Photos: Anthony Crolla, Jorge Linares Go Face To Face Photos: Glowacki, Usyk - Go Face To Face at Open Workouts Jessie Vargas: "On November 5th I Will Shut The Critics Up!" Daniel Jacobs: Brook Just Too Small To Survive Against Golovkin Golovkin Laughs at Froch, Eubank: Those Clowns Won't Fight Me! J'Leon Love Will Face Dashon Johnson on September 16 Marlon Tapales vs. Paul Butler in The Works For The Fall De La Hoya: Canelo-Smith Will Have Up To 60,000 Fans at Venue! Frampton: The UK Has 14 World Champions - Not All Are Legit! Gerard Carroll To Fight Twice In Eight Days De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Won't Take 6 Years, But Not Now Daniel Geale vs. Renold Quinlan, Vacant IBO 168 Belt on 10/14 Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways Lemieux vs. Stevens Still Being Worked on, Says Golden Boy VP Jessie Vargas Reflects on The Kell Brook Fight Falling Out Saunders Trashes Eubank Jr. and His Father: Stop Talking Sh*t! Kell Brook: I'm Not Done With 147, I'd Fight Errol Spence! Del Valle Vows To Take The Fight To De La Hoya on Canelo-Smith Luke Campbell vs. Derry Mathews Set For October 15 Margarito Still Aiming For Canelo, Major Opponent in The Fall Kovalev's Coach: Ward's Lack of Power Will Be Biggest Drawback
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement