ON February 17 George Groves will return to the Manchester Arena. The last time he was there, Groves staged one of the most thrilling world title fights in recent years when he took on Carl Froch for the first time. Groves returns in good form, equipped with the WBA super-middleweight world title, taking on another high profile British rival in Chris Eubank Jr.
“I disliked Froch and I don’t care about Junior. That’s probably the difference. I took exception to people thinking that I was going to get knocked out by Carl Froch, I didn’t understand it,” Groves said.
“I was in a different frame of mind. I fell out with Adam Booth and other members of that team. I was going through a legal case where I felt that people were trying to steal my money that I’d worked so hard for and stuff like that. So I wasn’t in a peaceful frame of mind. Now I’m at peace. I don’t care about Junior. I’m not looking at him as an easy fight but he is a stepping stone. I’m world champion now.”