James DeGale has labelled bitter rival George Groves a “doughnut” as he dismissed the possibility of a rematch between the pair any time soon.
DeGale defends his IBF super-middleweight world title against Lucian Bute in Quebec on November 28, while Groves will now regroup after his third title fight defeat which came against Badou Jack last month.
The ‘Saint’ stirred up the rivalry with his old foe again this week after telling Sky Sports that he would beat DeGale and could have that fight whenever he wants it, but his fellow Londoner clearly didn’t take too kindly to his antagonising words.
Coupled with DeGale clashing with Groves’ promotor Kalle Sauerland on Twitter this week, the rivalry is threatening to boil over again after their initial clash in 2011 as well as their encounter as amateurs.
While DeGale is adamant that he is now moving on to “bigger and better things” having become world champion and has since linked up with advisor Al Haymon, a meeting with Groves would undoubtedly excite the British boxing fans in what would be a huge night for the sport if it were to happen.