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Time to move on from Groves - Froch

ESPN staff
November 29, 2013
Carl Froch controversially defended his world titles © PA Photos

Carl Froch has given the strongest indication yet that he will not enter the ring in a rematch with George Groves, saying he wants to end his career with a bout in Las Vegas.

Froch retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight belts following a controversial stoppage over his fellow Britain in Manchester last Saturday.

Groves believed the fight had been stopped too early in the ninth round, and his camp revealed they would be making a formal complaint.

However, with calls for a rematch to take place, 'The Cobra' insists facing Groves is unlikely to happen again.

"As much as the fans want to see it reach a natural conclusion against George Groves, with me knocking him out again, I feel personally I gave him his chance and he blew it - he can't cut it at world level," Froch told BBC East Midlands Today.

"I've done my job and it's time to move on, but we'll see what happens. I'm not motivated by money, I'm motivated by securing a legacy and the love for my sport that I have."

Froch has suffered two defeats in his career. One to Mikkel Kessler, which he avenged for back in May, and one to Andre Ward, and it is a fight against the latter that Froch is targeting.

"Las Vegas is the fight capital. To finish in a massive fight would be better than going over old ground. I've boxed in America numerous times, but it would be an honour to fight somewhere like Las Vegas because I've never done that under the big lights with all the glitz and the glamour on the main stage.

"I've had quite a long career and there's only one name on my record that I've not beaten - and that's Andre Ward. In terms of goals and what I want to achieve before I retire, Andre Ward is on my hit list.

"There's also a guy in America called Julio Cesar Chavez, who's a great fighter. I have to speak to my promoter and speak to my trainer and see whatever makes the most sense."

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