By Edward Chaykovsky
EBU/WBC silver super middleweight champion George Groves is not convinced that a fight between Carl Froch and James DeGale will happen. DeGale is the IBF's mandatory challenger to Froch, who also holds the WBA's "regular" title at 168-pounds.
Groves handed DeGale, an Olympic gold medal winner, his first and only pro career defeat. And Froch's last two ring appearances were knockout victories over Groves.
Froch and DeGale share the same promoter in Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport. But Froch is not overly thrilled to be facing DeGale and he would rather fight someone like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. or a trilogy with Mikkel Kessler.
“I think he has got his shot at Froch, but so far nothing has materialised,” he told the Sky Sports Toe 2 Toe podcast. “DeGale has a scheduled fight time soon, Froch has been tumbling about on TV so no idea what is happening there?
“It’s all mooted about it happening in March. Froch recently said that he is the international superstar and what couldn’t be more conclusive is the fact that I went on sale and I haven’t sold out in 10 minutes. Well, we’ll see whether Froch-Degale is Wembley Stadium material shall we?
“I hope they do box soon and I wish them both the very best, health and happiness, and may the best man win, but something tells me that fight might not take place. Maybe Bristol Leisure Centre isn’t up for the challenge?”