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Today it was announced that the eagerly anticipated British showdown between British Super-Middleweight champion James DeGale (10(8)-0-0) vs Georges Groves (12(10)-0-0) will take place at the 02 Arena, in London, on May 21st 2011. It will provide chief support to the WBO light-heavyweight showdown between Welsh challenger, Nathan Cleverly (21(10)-0-0) and Jurgen Braehmer (36(29)-2-0) and the event will be shown, live, on Sky PPV.

 

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These two guys can't stand each other.

 

I really like DeGale in the ring. The guy is class and i expect him to go all the way to the top. But, i can see why people would hate him. He is a Naseem Hamed clone. He has a big gob and likes to get under his opponent's skin. I didn't like Naseem but the reason was because he was all mouth but didn't fight the elite. If DeGale fights the elite (Bute, Kessler, Froch, Ward etc) eventually, then he can be as loud as he wants in my book.

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This is them on Sky sport's ringside. DeGale really insulted Groves. I can see everyone wanting Groves to win now.

 

http://www.skysports.com/video/inline/0,26691,13273_6819298,00.html

 

Their rivalry can be compared to that of Benn and Eubank.

 

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Londoner - I can see the hatred as the same but these two are nowhere on the level of exposure that Benn and Eubank had. The difference between mainstream and a satelitte channel.

 

I agree. Everyone knew who Eubank and Benn were but i would doubt if any random person in the street knows who either Degale or Groves are.

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I think De Gale will beat him quite well, would be satisfying to see Groves do him though following that, but then again, it will be satisfying seeing Razz sporting a new username and avatar when De gale wins mlol/

 

you won't get the satisfaction, Groves will knock horse face out!

 

on the interview, George definitely conducted himself better, DeGale is a fucking tit, all he does is resort to personal insults, the fucking idiot, has he actually got any intelligence?

 

you can even tell by the way they were both dressed who's the more respectable character and person

 

hope Groves knocks him senseless

 

that was fucking brilliant when george was taking the piss out of his big long faces, he was bang on with that and everything else he said!

 

'it'll be like a horse falling at Cheltenham' haha funny shit

 

got my tickets for this already, gonna be class!

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DeGale beats Groves...then hopefully Groves leaves Booth and gets himself a real trainer.

 

And I find myself agreeing with DeGale when he talks sense "he has these guys gassing in his head", "he's gone backwards". Both are bloody obvious, Groves needs rid of Booth, he needs a proper trainer and someone who will take him forward. He was right when he said Groves wants to be Haye, it's freaking stupid. He needs a proper guy behind him.

 

Yes DeGale comes across as a tit with all the "ugly kid" comments. Though he's much more talented and will show it.

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I can see why people would dislike DeGale. He is as arrogant as Naseem Hamed and the personal insults are silly. But, as long as he fights everyone, i don't care about the arrogance. It's when an arrogant boxer doesn't fight everyone that i care how they act. I also agree that Groves needs to ditch Booth. The guy is a fraud.
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anyone think due to the fierce rivalry and bitterness could result in the fight being a really poor standard of boxing and ruin the fight? see this being more than scrappy fight myself. i wish they thought each other further down the line when there careers have developed more.
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DeGale beats Groves...then hopefully Groves leaves Booth and gets himself a real trainer.

 

And I find myself agreeing with DeGale when he talks sense "he has these guys gassing in his head", "he's gone backwards". Both are bloody obvious, Groves needs rid of Booth, he needs a proper trainer and someone who will take him forward. He was right when he said Groves wants to be Haye, it's freaking stupid. He needs a proper guy behind him.

 

Yes DeGale comes across as a tit with all the "ugly kid" comments. Though he's much more talented and will show it.

 

step backwards?

 

has he balls took a step backwards since amateurs

 

stopping Adamu and beating Anderson is hardly a step backwards

 

and what signs has he shown that he wants to be like Haye?

 

two completely different characters

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DeGale beats Groves...then hopefully Groves leaves Booth and gets himself a real trainer.

 

And I find myself agreeing with DeGale when he talks sense "he has these guys gassing in his head", "he's gone backwards". Both are bloody obvious, Groves needs rid of Booth, he needs a proper trainer and someone who will take him forward. He was right when he said Groves wants to be Haye, it's freaking stupid. He needs a proper guy behind him.

 

Yes DeGale comes across as a tit with all the "ugly kid" comments. Though he's much more talented and will show it.

 

step backwards?

 

has he balls took a step backwards since amateurs

 

stopping Adamu and beating Anderson is hardly a step backwards

 

and what signs has he shown that he wants to be like Haye?

 

two completely different characters

 

Being dropped twice by Anderson is regressing, not stepping backwards in terms of who he's he's fighting but how. He's become more open, more in love with his power. Thats how he's become like Haye as well, he's not boxing as much as he could but trying to fight more. Good for action but not great when a guy like Anderson can drop you.

 

Again their both crap compared to MAP.

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It will be painful viewing but de gale will beat him handily and I dare so he'll rub it in afterwards too

 

i'm done talking, said what i've had to say on the subject, virtually everybody around knows my views on the fight and the two fighters

 

all that's left is the fight itself, roll on May 21st

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Just read that Andre Dirrell is going to be George Groves sparring partner - very smart move as no one including DeGale is as quick as Andre.

 

yeah you read right Rob!

 

great move from Hayemaker to be honest, Dirrell is a number of levels above DeGale!

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World-class prizefighters collided in Miami this week, as WBA heavyweight champion David Haye met and worked out with super-middleweight star Andre Dirrell at the renowned 5th Street Gym on Washington Avenue.

 

The two boxers are in the midst of preparing for upcoming fights, and both were keen to gain an insight into the other's preparation while sharing the same gymnasium.

 

“Andre and I have kept in touch on Twitter for a little while now, and it was always our intention to meet up once I came out to Miami again,” said Haye. “We both train in the same area and we're both two of the best at what we do. It was a natural connection to make and I'm glad we've met up and seen each other in action.”

 

Currently 19-1 as a professional, American southpaw Dirrell is regarded as one of the premier 168-pound fighters in the world. Despite a narrow and controversial losing effort to Britain's Carl Froch in 2009, the Michigan-native has claimed standout victories over the likes of Arthur Abraham and Victor Oganov and continues to impress fans with his rapid hand-speed and lateral movement.

 

“Andre is incredibly quick and agile for a tall guy, and he knows how to use every inch of the ring,” said Haye. “He is always looking to set traps on his opponents and make them pay for any mistakes they might make. I like the way he takes boxing back to the art of hitting and not getting hit, as that's something I'll have to keep in mind when meeting (Wladimir) Klitschko this summer.”

 

While Haye continues to train alongside Dirrell in the sun, the biggest winner in this brewing relationship could be London super-middleweight prospect George Groves, a Commonwealth champion and training partner of the WBA king. The 22-year-old Groves is currently preparing for a dual-title grudge showdown with James Degale in May, and is set to join Haye and Dirrell in Miami in the near future.

 

“We've managed to set up some sparring work between George and Andre, and I've got no doubt it will do them both the world of good,” added Haye. “Andre is a very good world-class mimic of Degale, and will be able to show George moves and punches that neither he or Degale will have seen yet. If George can get success against someone as tricky as Andre, he'll have no problem breaking down Degale's southpaw style.

 

“Also, the situation works out well for Andre, too, as he's always looking for tough sparring and not many will bring it to him harder than George. Having spent time with him over the last few years, I know that George is not afraid to mix it with the best and he's also more than good enough to hold his own with these guys.”

 

http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&opt=printable&id=37168

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I think De Gale will beat him quite well, would be satisfying to see Groves do him though following that, but then again, it will be satisfying seeing Razz sporting a new username and avatar when De gale wins mlol/

 

i'll PM you later regarding a name change and avatar

 

thanks Jason

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