George Groves hopeful of third fight with Carl Froch

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George Groves believes the British public want to see him fight Carl Froch for a third time.

Having already lost to "The Cobra" twice, Groves believes that there should be another rematch due to huge public demand from British fight fans.

The 26-year-old got back to winning ways, after suffering successive defeats to Froch, with a unanimous points victory over Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse to claim the EBU (European) and WBC Silver super middleweight titles.

'Saint' Groves also claimed the mandatory challengers spot for the WBC super middleweight title, currently held by American Anthony Dirrell.

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Mandatory challengers

After Saturday's points victory at the SSE Arena (Wembley) Groves is now back on track to complete his dream of becoming a world champion.

With a fight with Dirrell available to the London native he could eventually continue to chase down Froch, despite suffering two stoppage defeats in the last 12 months.

Froch, who holds the IBF and WBA unified titles in the division, has a mandatory challenger for his IBF crown in the shape of James De Gale.

The 37-year-old has openly admitted he is not excited by the prospect of facing De Gale early in 2015 and is holding out for a Las Vegas showdown with either Mikkel Kessler or Julio Chavez Jr.

With both fighters heading in different directions it is hard to see their paths crossing before Froch calls it a day. However, it is clear to see that Groves is able to get under his skin and may use this to entice the Nottingham fighter back into the ring.

War of words reborn

Froch was at ringside for Saturday nights fight, as a pundit for Sky Sports, and it didn't take long for the two to rekindle their feud.

Groves called out Froch for the prospect of a third fight saying: "They may have to build a bigger stadium for us." following their sell-out of Wembley Stadium in May.

But Froch was quick to remind Groves that he lost both fight and said: "If I’m going to have the decider with anyone, it’s got to be Mikkel Kessler.” 

Kessler and Froch currently stand at one win a piece and the prospect of a third fight is enough to excite boxing fans all over the world following their epic battle in 2013.

Following the heated exchanges before their second fight at Wembley, it appeared the feud between Groves and Froch was buried, but it is clear the see they still share a mutual distain for each other.

Should Groves move on?

It is hard for a boxer to live with a defeat, especially a knockout, but having suffered back to back losses Groves appears unable to put the Froch saga behind him.

With a crack at a world title now firmly in front of the Hammersmith fighter Groves has the chance to take his career in to a new chapter and become a real world-wide force in the super middleweight division.

Groves firmly believes he can beat Froch third time around having suffered a "punch from the gods" in the second fight.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the fight he said: “He said (Froch) it was 2-0 but nobody is counting the first fight, that goal wasn’t over the line and the second fight was summed up by one punch.

“He wasn’t dominating or controlling that fight in the slightest, it was a punch from the Gods, as someone said, and I quite like that expression.

“I know I belong at world level and I know I can beat Carl Froch."

However there are many fighters that Groves can come up against to prove he belongs at the highest level and with Froch able to pick and choose his fights as a Champion it may be time for Groves to give up on the idea of third instalment and focus all his energy on the upcoming fight for the WBC title.

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