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WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell has insisted that he has no interest whatsoever in handing George Groves a shot at his belt in 2015.
Groves has established himself as the mandatory challenger for Dirrell’s WBC strap after defeating Christopher Rebrasse for the European title earlier this year, which he then followed up with a stoppage of Denis Douglin in Liverpool in November.
However, the American has entirely dismissed the Brit’s hopes of facing him in the ring as he believes that he doesn’t deserve a shot at his belt after getting knocked out by Carl Froch twice in the space of six months.
Dirrell is likely to make a voluntary defence of his title early in 2015, and for now he has dismissed the idea of giving Groves a title shot.
When asked about Groves, Dirrell initially pretended that he didn’t know who the London-born fighter was as seen in the video below.
Dirrell said: “Who? I don’t know that guy.
“Oh that guy who fought Carl Froch and got knocked out by him twice? Oh that guy.
“There’s no interest. Why would there be? He got knocked out twice.
“Why would you get a shot if you got knocked out twice? He’s a good fighter but you got knocked out twice.
“You need to prove yourself. You haven’t fought anybody yet to prove yourself and won.
“He still has to prove himself. You have to fight, that’s how you prove yourself.
“He got knocked out twice. Who deserves a shot after that? That’s like me saying, if he had the championship and I got knocked out twice by Carl Froch, they wouldn’t want to see me fight the champion.
“Vice versa it’s the same thing.”
Dirrell added that he was also completely uninterested in coming to the UK to face Groves, but he did have something positive to say about another British fighter. When asked about James DeGale, the American said that he was a “good fighter”.