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 Last update:  5/26/2013       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Hearn: Groves Could Be Looking at Froch in a Few Fights
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By Luke Furman

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom says top rated super middleweight contender George Groves (19-0, 15KOs) might be looking at a showdown with WBA/IBF champion Carl Froch in a few fights.  Groves, ranked as high as number one by the WBO, knocked out Noe Gonzalez in the fifth round on the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler undercard on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London. Froch got revenge with a decision win over Kessler.

After his fight was over, Groves called for a match with Froch. Both boxers are promoted by Hearn. Froch seems to be focused on getting a rematch with Andre Ward, who defeated the Nottingham boxer in 2011. There is some tension between Groves and Froch, because Groves joined Kessler in his camp as a sparring partner.

"George Groves is coming up on the blind side and in a couple of fights he might be looking at someone like Carl Froch," Hearn said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

Tags: Carl Froch , George Groves , Eddie Hearn


 

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comment by D-MiZe, on 05-27-2013
Froch never looked like a world beater, his best strengths are what's inside of him. People say he's an over-achiever, I don't agree with that. He didn't get lucky, he wasn't given an easy route - he's got that warrior mentality and he worked his ass off to reach the heights he's at and he deserv...

comment by IronDanHamza, on 05-27-2013
[QUOTE=mshap]based on what I saw on Saturday, Froch is already starting to show signs of declining skills-- e.g., inability to throw and land combinations, wildly missing roundhouse lead lefts and rights, decreased defensive reactions....[/QUOTE] These have always been issues with Carl Froch.

comment by mshap, on 05-27-2013
based on what I saw on Saturday, Froch is already starting to show signs of declining skills-- e.g., inability to throw and land combinations, wildly missing roundhouse lead lefts and rights, decreased defensive reactions....

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 05-26-2013
In a few fights Froch might just be fading by then. But I wouldn't mind him passing the torch to Groves. Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android

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