George Groves has insisted that he has no problem at all with agreeing to a rematch with bitter rival James DeGale when the time is right for it.
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Groves is the mandatory challenger for the WBC super-middleweight title currently held by Badou Jack, and the pair are expected to meet for the strap later this year.
However, talk of a possible rematch with DeGale has been around for months as the rivals were touted to potentially fight for the vacant IBF belt with Groves ultimately ruling it out.
The Hammersmith-born fighter envisages the fight being as big or even bigger than his second clash with Carl Froch at Wembley Stadium last May, and if both go on to win world titles this year, then a stadium clash next summer would certainly be a huge event in the UK in a unification bout.
“I would fight James again, no problem at all, and I think it is inevitable we will meet again when the time is right,” Groves told ESPN.
“I’m fighting for the WBC title later this year so it could be a world title unification fight when it happens. It will be as big as my fight with Carl Froch at Wembley.
“When I fought James first time around we were both 10-fight novices and it was still a big fight. Next time it will be massive.”
The pair’s rivalry dates back to their amateur days, while DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs) lost their first professional bout back in 2011 on a points decision with many split in their opinion on who won the fight.
However, he will want to avenge that loss sooner rather than later, but both men have their eyes on other prizes for now with Groves even wishing his fellow Brit good luck as he believes that he has everything necessary to beat Andre Dirrell on Saturday night in Boston to become the IBF champion.