Froch to fight Groves

Nottingham super middleweight champion Carl Froch will defend his IBF and WBA World titles against fellow Brit George Groves, it has been announced.

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Carl Froch speaks of excitement at facing George Groves

Carl Froch will defend both his IBF and WBA super-middleweight belts against George Groves in November Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Nottingham's Carl Froch has spoken of his excitement at defending both world super-middleweight belts for the first time against George Groves.

Speaking on Sky Sports News Froch said:

"To defend my titles in England and against a British fighter in George Groves, it's exciting not just for me but for the fans as well.

I've boxed for world titles in my last 10 fights, but it's always been against international fighters. So to fight finally against someone else who's English, it's a real treat for fans.

It's a domestic [world title] fight and it rarely happens in boxing."

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