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George Groves returns to action on Saturday as he faces Christopher Rebrasse in a final eliminator for the WBC super-middleweight world title.
The Londoner is looking to recover from consecutive losses to Carl Froch in his bid to become a world champion, and has instead set his sights on the WBC path in order to make his dream a reality.
While Groves will be focusing his attention on Rebrasse, he remains baffled as to why current champion Anthony Dirrell is so adamant that he will not be in line to fight for his title next.
The 26-year-old confirmed that he has had a letter from the governing body stating that he will be a mandatory challenger if he defeats Rebrasse, and as a result, despite Dirrell’s protests that he does not deserve a title shot after two big losses to Froch, he will have a chance to face the American.
Meanwhile, Groves also shared his thoughts on the potential fight between Froch and James DeGale early next year, and believes that provided both he and DeGale have belts in the future, then they will undoubtedly be set for a rematch.
With Froch’s dream fight in Las Vegas looking increasingly unlikely, it is expected that he will defend his IBF belt against his domestic rival before February next year as he would have to vacate his belt.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has previously insisted that he doesn’t believe the Nottingham-born fighter would allow that, and so he will be looking to make another huge fight for British boxing in the coming months.