Brook vs Spence Jr: George Groves hopes to set up James DeGale rematch by winning world title
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 11/08/17 2:58pm
George Groves is confident that a James DeGale rematch "will happen" and hopes his British rival is watching when he fights for the WBA title.
The 29-year-old Londoner can win a world super-middleweight title at the fourth attempt when he battles Fedor Chudinov for the WBA 'super' belt on the Kell Brook-Errol Spence Jr bill on May 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
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DeGale still holds the IBF title after his draw with Badou Jack in January and Groves believes he can set up a potential unification clash by defeating Chudinov at Bramall Lane.
"Yes certainly. Things have got to fall into place to make that sort of fight happen, but if I was a gambling man I would say it will happen," said Groves, who claimed a majority decision win over DeGale in 2011.
He would love to throw some punches at me and likewise I would love to throw some back at him.
George Groves on James DeGale
"For me, I've got to go out and win this month, win a world title, and then we can talk sensibly about a James DeGale fight.
"He would love to throw some punches at me and likewise I would love to throw some back at him, so it makes sense to do it.
"If we don't manage to sign for a fight, we will end up doing a spar one day down the Dale [Youth ABC] and not get paid for it, and no one is even going to see it. We want people to see it, so yeah we'll get that fight signed."
Groves insists he would be happy for DeGale to watch him from ringside in Sheffield as he attempts to finally end his long wait for a world title.
"Yeah sure, if he wants to come up then he is more than welcome to watch the show," said Groves.
"It's going to be a great show. This is the show to see. You've got Kell Brook against Errol Spence, it's going to be a fantastic fight.
"You're going to see me - I'm not bad - I'm on there and I'm going to try and steal the show."
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