Groves has dig at Froch
George Groves has fired a well-aimed barb at domestic rival Carl Froch by insisting the Nottingham man has no right to call himself the best super-middleweight in the world.
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Froch puts his WBA and IBF 12-stone titles on the line in an eagerly-awaited all-British clash against Londoner Groves in Manchester on Saturday.
And despite going into the bout as a big underdog Groves is bullish about his chances - primarily because he does not believe Froch is as good as he says he is.
Speaking after a public workout in Shepherd's Bush on Tuesday, Groves said: "Why shouldn't I be ready for a fight against the second best super-middleweight in the world?
"We're not talking about me fighting Andre Ward, the number one. I know I'm still a little way off beating Ward, but Froch is a different story all together.
"He isn't the best in the world and never has been. Do I think I can beat him with 19 fights under my belt? Absolutely."
Also on the bill Scott Quigg defends his WBA super-bantamweight title against Diego Silva while Martin Murray returns after his controversial world middleweight title loss to Sergio Martinez in April.