British super-middleweight contender George Groves pulled no punches in the aftermath of his sensational knockout defeat to Carl Froch, although the Londoner could not resist a tongue-in-cheek request for another rematch.
Groves, 26, was stopped a round earlier by WBA and IBF champion Froch in their high-profile second clash at a capacity Wembley Stadium on Saturday night and had no excuses once the dust had settled.
Fresh from a live question and answer session film by Matchroom Boxing at the national stadium, Groves finally admitted that he was beaten by the better man and is ready to move on.
“Haven’t watched it back properly yet but I think I got knocked the fuck out!” said a candid Groves upon reflection, as ‘The Saint’ prepares for his rebuilding job with new promoters Sauerland.
Kalle Sauerland, who was ringside to witness Froch pull off a crushing eighth round win, was bold enough to state that Groves will 150,000 percent win a world title in the future after snapping up the young pretender in the build-up.
On his form against Froch in both fights, the evidence would support Sauerland’s claim as Groves has certainly proven that he can box with the best, and it’s only that he came up against a superior warrior on both occasions in suffering his only two professional defeats.
A reflective Groves deserves credit for the way he accepted his fate and I am positive big thing lie ahead for him.
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