George Groves is adamant that he can fight bitter rival James DeGale when he is ready despite having now lost three world title fights.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Groves revealed that he will fight on despite his loss to Badou Jack last month for the WBC super-middleweight title, and he is making changes.
Former trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick is no longer part of the coaching team, and the ‘Saint’ is in the process of finding his successor. Surprisingly, he has not ruled out a possible partnership with Rob McCracken, the trainer of old rival Carl Froch.
Nevertheless, Groves still believes that he holds the cards when it comes to a rematch with DeGale, despite his fellow Londoner having won the IBF world title earlier this year.
DeGale heads to Canada on November 28 to defend his belt for the first time against Lucian Bute, but Groves believes that when he feels ready, he will get his rematch with ‘Chunky’.
It is up for debate as to whether that is the case despite Groves having the bigger profile currently, as DeGale will undoubtedly feel as though he is in the ascendancy provided that he can get past Bute and has also suggested that he will target the likes of Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham moving forward.