• Froch and Groves to settle ‘genuine’ grudge match

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    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom:The bickering undoubtedly helps promote their fight and the sale of pay-per-view television, but Carl Froch insists his animosity for George Groves is fiercely genuine. The rival British super-middleweights contest Froch’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) and regular World Boxing Association (WBA) titles in Manchester on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), but the unified champion does not expect to make peace with Groves afterwards. Londoner Groves, 25, initially angered Froch when he sparred with Mikkel Kessler before the Dane fought the Nottingham boxer in May.
    Since beating Kessler, Froch’s ego has been pricked by Groves’s teasing comments, which he believes are disrespectful.

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