Groves ignites rivalry with stable-mate Froch by offering to help Kessler

22/04/2013 23:23

George Groves is poised to fly to Denmark to help Mikkel Kessler prepare for his unification fight with Carl Froch on May 25 in London.

The 25-year-old is a stable-mate of Froch's under promoter Eddie Hearn, but he has repeatedly called for the fight with the IBF super middleweight champion and now looks likely to act as a sparring partner for Kessler ahead of their bout.

Kessler's coach Jimmy Montoya revealed that the Commonwealth champion is expeated at the Copenhagen camp on Thursday.

Montoya said "We hope to have him here for sparring with us. We want George here because it would be really good quality sparring. We have invited him for April 28. I think George is the right kind of boxer who would give Mikkel two weeks of the right kind of sparring. I want to get him over because I want to make sure Mikkel is in the best possible shape and can handle anything."

Groves is scheduled to face Noe Gonzalez Alcoba on May 25 at the O2 Arena on the Froch-Kessler undercard.