Carl Froch wants George Groves to win the WBC world title
Last Updated: 27/08/15 3:46pm
George Groves is just over two weeks away from his third chance to become a world champion and even if they are never going to be friends, Carl Froch wants to see his rival do the job...
I hope George Groves wins the world title out in Vegas.
There you go, I've said it. I want George to become the WBC super-middleweight champion of the world and I also think he can do it.
George Groves was great for me. He gave me a platform and I will never forget that - even if I still see the odd thing he's said that shows he's not over it!
Yes, he still says the odd horrible thing about me but one thing I learnt in boxing is, if you are nasty and negative towards people it comes back and bites you... twice as bad. I could say I don't care about Groves' chances, but I do. And I am being completely honest about this.
I love British boxing. I love boxing. It has given me a fantastic life and has been fantastic to me and my family and we need world champions in Britain. Simple as that.
To have that WBC super-middleweight title back in Britain would be brilliant, regardless of who's got it. We - and I include me - need that title and titles like that, back.
On top of that I think he can do a job on Badou Jack and I think he is good enough - even if I do think he has peaked.
I don't want to rain on Groves' parade if he does win but Jack is not the best world champion we've seen and he looks to me like a limited opponent. He got knocked out in the first round by Derek Edwards and could only get a draw with Marco Antonio Periban so let's be honest, he is a limited champion.
It's all about timing and to have a champion who doesn't appear to be in that top level holding one of the prestigious world title belts like the WBC? Well, Groves is never going to get a better opportunity. I think he can and I hope he will do it.
George Groves was great for me, he really was. It was great for British boxing, it was great to get a whole new audience and on a personal level, he was brilliant for me. He gave me that platform and I will never forget that - even if I still see the odd thing he's said that shows he's not over it!
I actually think him being out in Big Bear training will help him. We all know he carried the weight of the world on his shoulders against me, but we all also know he put it all there.
I want to see he has got through all that because it seems James DeGale had to go through all sorts of stuff and if George has the WBC and James still has the IBF, what a fight that would be. It would be interesting and it would be exciting to see what goes on.
I wouldn't mind if Groves did more than win that WBC title; it would be great to see him taking them all on, beating the lot and being regarded as the best super-middleweight in the world. That would make me look even better!
Honestly though, I want to see George Groves win that world title.