Groves returns to the ring this Saturday in European title bout…
WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell insists that George Groves does not deserve a title shot after being knocked out by Carl Froch twice.
Dirrell defeated Sakio Bika in California last month to take the WBC strap, but he could be scheduled to face mandatory challenger Groves if the Brit comes through his test against Christopher Rebrasse at Wembley Arena on Saturday.
Groves returns to the ring after consecutive losses to Froch, in which he was stopped in the first bout before being knocked out in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley in May this year, and he will be hoping to enjoy better success on his new path towards a world title.
Should the Londoner defeat Rebrasse, he would become the mandatory challenger for the WBC belt, and Dirrell is undoubtedly of the opinion that he doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near a title shot so soon after two big defeats.
Meanwhile, Froch is likely to defend his belts against domestic rival James DeGale early next year, which will potentially see British boxing fans rewarded with another huge fight to perhaps unify the belts in the division.
It remains to be seen what transpires at Wembley Arena on Saturday, but it is clear that Dirrell will not be impressed if he is forced into a title defence against Groves next: