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Groves Smiles: I'd Beat DeGale Every Day of The Week

George Groves will not "lose any sleep" over a rematch with James DeGale if he dethrones WBA and IBF super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch at Wembley Stadium.

DeGale will fight on the Froch-Groves undercard on May 31 after joining Groves' Matchroom Boxing stable.

Challenger Groves pledged to respect the mandatory fight calls should he claim Froch's titles at the end of the month.

The 26-year-old Londoner admitted he would be happy to face a rematch against DeGale, after beating him on points to the British super-middleweight title in 2011.

"I won't think past this fight because you can never tell what's going to come after this," Groves said.

"This is being billed as the biggest fight in British boxing history, and once I beat Carl I might have a mandatory and that might be James DeGale.

"It's not a fight I'm going to lose any sleep over, though, because I'd beat James DeGale seven nights of the week.

"Again, it will be excitement about the new challenge, and as a new world champion people would be coming looking for me.

"You don't have to force your way into positions - I'd be world champion and it would come to me.

"So I don't need to think about things like that, because in that situation every door will open for me.

"And we'll take whatever the most exciting fight is.

"For now it's all about concentrating on dethroning Carl Froch.

"You end up at the top of the tree, if you're world champion, but commercially I'd be one of the biggest names in British boxing.

"So big news would be coming my way, my profile will go up and there will be opportunities against bigger international names."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 05-08-2014

[QUOTE=Box-Office;14530619]How has Degale regressed? He won the EBU title vs Wilcewski and given you're from Scotland you'd realize it is quite prestigious. That win is just as good as Groves beating Johnson at the stage he caught him. Besides that…

Comment by Box-Office on 05-08-2014

[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06;14530110]Degale won the first fight. However, Degale has regressed since then while Groves has improved greatly.[/QUOTE] How has Degale regressed? He won the EBU title vs Wilcewski and given you're from Scotland you'd realize it is quite prestigious. That win…

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 05-08-2014

Degale won the first fight. However, Degale has regressed since then while Groves has improved greatly.

Comment by Box-Office on 05-08-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14529199]Just because they might fight in a rematch now doesn't mean he didn't run from the rematch in the first place. Once again, this is some new phenomenon in boxing or with NSB tards. Retrospective passes for ducking…

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 05-08-2014

DeGale won the first fight by a point on my card. I want Froch to beat Groves but the prospect of Groves/DeGale rematch is something I would welcome. DeGale has a very tough fight himself though. I said a while…

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