Anderson rematch for Groves
Kenny Anderson is confident he can avenge his defeat by George Groves after being handed a rematch by the BBBC.
Last Updated: 11/01/12 12:48pm
Kenny Anderson is confident he can avenge his defeat by George Groves after being handed a rematch by the British Boxing Board of Control.
Anderson came in at short notice to face the British and Commonwealth champion in November 2010 and he floored his opponent in the third round before 'The Saint' battled back to stop the Scotsman in the sixth.
The Edinburgh man believes the Groves camp were desperate to avoid a return bout and has vowed to be better prepared after being installed as a mandatory challenger to the British and Commonwealth champion.
"I was promised a rematch but I never got the chance to fight him again," he told the Daily Record. "But I am absolutely ecstatic to get this and maybe the Board of Control had to do this.
"I am not going to say the fighter was scared but there are a lot of people involved in putting on a fight. It's not the boxers who make the fights.
"He got a close call with me and got a lot of criticism - he probably wouldn't be keen to fight me again.
"I wasn't prepared properly for the fight. I knew all these different factors were against me and it didn't pay off.
"I was a bit disappointed to have him on the floor and not stop him."
The bout has gone to purse bids and must take place by the end of May.