Groves on McCracken role: If you can’t beat them, join them!

Phil Jay 07/10/2015

British super middleweight George Groves says he would consider working with old foe Rob McCracken – the trainer who masterminded his double defeat against Carl Froch in 2013 and 2014.

The 27 year-old is back in the spotlight having taken a conscious decision to remove himself from the public eye in the wake of his third career loss against Badou Jack in September and is now ready to get back in the game.

Groves parted ways with trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick after losing out on a world title yet again and believes a link-up with experienced Team GB and former Froch coach McCracken could prove fruitful moving forward.

“If he was still training Froch that would be unmanageable. But I think Rob is a great trainer – one of the most successful trainers in the UK at the moment,” Groves told Sky Sports.

“If you can’t beat them, join them! – I wouldn’t be opposed to it. In boxing, you have no enemies: one week you are at loggerheads with someone, then the next week it all works out.”

‘The Saint’ is still a major player at 168lbs – which is a loaded division in the UK – and may now target the winner of Arthur Abraham v Martin Murray or Callum Smith v Rocky Fielding for his eagerly-awaited return.