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Froch 'unlikely to have rematch fight against Groves'

Boxing champion Carl Froch looks set to deny rival George Groves a rematch, telling the Daily Express he is not interested in "going over old ground".

Froch, from Nottingham, controversially beat Groves in the ninth round of the WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title fight when the referee stepped in.

Carl Froch (left) and George Groves during the WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title fight
Carl Froch (left) and George Groves during the WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title fight Credit: Dave Thompson/PA

And, despite calls from Groves for a rematch, in an interview with the national newspaper he said he would be more interested in pursuing a "massive fight" than facing an old foe, adding:

To finish in a massive fight would be better than going over old ground.

It would be an honour to fight in Las Vegas because I’ve never done that under the big lights with all the glitz and the glamour on the main stage.

I’m not motivated by money, I’m motivated by securing a legacy. Before I retire Andre Ward is on my hit list.

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Groves aims Twitter challenge at Nottingham's Froch

Boxer George Groves has posted an ultimatum on Twitter aimed at Carl Froch, saying the Nottingham fighter should either agree to a rematch or retire.

Froch stopped Groves during their super-middleweight bout in November, retaining his WBA and IBF titles.

Groves was however ahead on all three scorecards and looked the likelier winner, leading many to believe that the referee stepped in too soon.

Froch speaks skating, Christmas and a Groves re-match

Boxer Carl Froch has spoken out about the possibility of a re-match against George Groves after beating the younger man in last week's World middleweight clash.

He told ITV News Central he wanted to take a much-needed break over Christmas and the New Year, and said he would have to think carefully about who to face in his next fight.

However, he did not rule out that it could be a re-match against Groves.

Froch: I'll enjoy Christmas break before boxing again

World championship boxer Carl Froch has said he plans to take a well-earned break over Christmas and the New Year before getting back in the ring.

During a visit to his home town of Nottingham, Carl paid a visit to the National Ice Centre for the first session of the Christmas season as hundreds took to the rink.

Froch at the National Ice Centre today
Froch at the National Ice Centre today Credit: ITV News Central

Fresh from victory at last weekend's World middleweight bout against George Groves, he told ITV News Central he wants to enjoy Christmas and New Year with his family before deciding who he'll face next in the ring.

Groves, aged 26, has said he wants a rematch as soon as possible with his 36-year-old opponent as the match was ended after just nine rounds.

He claims he could beat Froch in just six given the chance.

Carl wasn't tempted onto the ice today, just in case he sustains an injury, but says he'll be back here with the family over the Christmas holidays.


Carl Froch to swap his boxing gloves for ice skates

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch will swap his boxing gloves for a pair of ice skates later today.

'The Cobra' and his partner, Rachael Cordingley, will be at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham for the first Christmas skating session.

Carl Froch and Rachael Cordingley Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Carl Froch retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial ninth-round stoppage of George Groves in Manchester last weekend.

Froch leaves Groves on the ropes before referee Howard Foster intervenes Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Carl Froch: 'Referee right to stop Groves fight'

Carl Froch has defended the referee's decision to stop his world title fight with George Groves at the weekend.

Speaking to ITV News Central, the IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion doubted that Groves would have been able to continue fighting after the ninth round stoppage.

Groves had been leading on points when the fight was stopped, a result which was greeted with boos from the crowd.

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