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Exclusive George Groves Interview: Joshua & Whyte are past their bests, but Joshua will win; Unification! Fury needs to fight winner of Usyk v Dubois; I don’t give Ngannou a chance against Fury

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In an exclusive interview with SafeBettingSites.com, former WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves gives his prediction for the all British heavyweight showdown between Joshua v Whyte.

Groves also gives former UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou no chance against Tyson Fury and implores ‘The Gypsy King’ to unify the heavyweight belts & fight the winner of Usyk v Dubois.

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Interview highlights:

  • Joshua & Whyte are past their bests, but Joshua will win
  • Unification! Fury needs to fight winner of Usyk v Dubois
  • I don’t give Ngannou a chance against Fury
  • Groves vs influencer: “Never say never”
  • Trans boxing doesn’t make sense

Full Transcript

Question: Errol Spence and Terence Crawford face each other at the weekend, who do you see winning that fight?

George Groves: “Yeah it’s a tough one but it’s going to be an amazing fight and I’m going to go with Crawford to win it but I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes the other way. It could well be a contender for fight of the year.”

Q: Anthony Joshua has a rematch with Dillian Whyte next month, how do you see that one going?

GG: “I think Joshua beats him. AJ’s in slightly better form right now. To be honest I think both guys are past their best now but seeing heavyweights in action is always good from a fan’s point of view. I think it will be a good fight and I think Joshua wins.”

Q: Is any hope of Joshua vs Fury off the table if Joshua loses?

GG: “ Yeah. Right now it doesn’t seem like Fury vs Joshua is happening anyway. Fury’s fighting in an exhibition match but we want to see all the belts contested for which means he’s got to fight the winner of Oleksander Usyk and Daniel Dubois.”

Q: What do you think of Fury facing Ngannou?

GG: “I think it’s interesting enough. I don’t really give the UFC guy Ngannou much of a chance in a boxing ring but each to their own. If it sells, maybe it’s new eyeballs on boxing and new eyeballs on the UFC.”

Q: Is there any influencer boxer that you would come back to fight?

GG: “Never say never but hopefully I’m not of that standard yet where I’d have to drop down to influencer level!”

Q: Just Stop Oil have been disrupting events, what would you have done if they had targeted one of your title fights?

GG: “It wouldn’t have been ideal. I support the right to protest but I don’t support Just Stop Oil.”

Q: What do you think about trans women fighting biological women in boxing?

GG: “I don’t think it makes much sense. No, not for me.”

George Groves

George Groves is a British former professional boxer with a career spanning from 2008 to 2018. George held the WBA (Super) super-middleweight title from 2017 to 2018. Groves has also held the belts at British, Commonwealth & European level from 2014 to 2018. Now retired, St. George Groves is a seasoned boxing commentator, who is the creator of a successful boxing podcast called 'The George Groves Boxing Club'.

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