British super-middleweight champion James DeGale has warned bitter local rival George Groves that jf he comes to fight toe to toe the fight will not last long.
DeGale, who faces Commonwealth champion Groves at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night said: "I hope George comes to fight, but going on his last fight I don’t think he will.
"I’ve known George for years - as soon as I hit him he’ll see the red mist and will try to fight.
"Once I’ve out-boxed him after four or five rounds, he’ll have to come for me. If he comes to fight me, I don’t see it lasting long. My defence and punch power is too much.
"If he wants to be Mr Technical and do what he did against Kenny Anderson, which was rubbish, it could last a couple of rounds longer.
"If I get drawn in, then and only then could it be a great fight. I don’t see it happening, but if it is a good fight then of course we’ll do it again."
May 19, 2011