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Hearn: Groves Could Be Looking at Froch in a Few Fights

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 05-27-2013

[QUOTE=mshap;13422750]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…

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. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

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