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GROVES PATIENT OVER WORLD TITLE BID

 

Groves patient over world title bid

George Groves is happy to be patient as he waits for a world title chance saying, "I know as long as I keep improving, I'll get there".


The 23-year-old maintained his unbeaten record from 14 professional fights when he retained his British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles with a second-round stoppage over Paul Smith at Wembley Arena on Saturday.

However, when asked about the possibility of chasing a world title opportunity against the likes of sparring partner Carl Froch, Groves was honest in saying that he still has some way to go before he is ready for that challenge.

"I'm content with the belts I've got and I've still got to defend them if I want to keep them outright, which is an ambition I have," he said.

"If something bigger and better comes along and it's the right move then 100% I'll take it.

"I'm not in the gym craving something better because I know as long as I keep improving, I'll get there. I don't have to put timeframes on it.

"I've beaten the top guys in Britain so I'm happy to fight the top guys in Europe now and then beyond."

Groves did rule out another head-to-head with 2008 Olympic gold medallist James DeGale, who he defeated on points in May.

He added: "I can't keep bashing up poor James DeGale and I can't keep taking the titles he's winning so I'll let him concentrate on improving. In his last fight I didn't see too much improvement.

"I think you saw a different side to me here and my career definitely doesn't revolve around James DeGale. It's about finding fights that are going to help me improve."

 

Source: www.setanta.com/ie/Articles/2011/11/07/Groves-patient-over-world-title-bid/gnid-116644/

 

 

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