Carl Froch has revealed that he would be willing to face fellow Brit George Groves while he looks to secure a highly-anticipated rematch against super middleweight king Andre Ward.
Having last month gained revenge over Mikkel Kessler in a war at the 02 Arena, Froch is now desperate to avenge the only other blemish on his record.
Ward outpointed Froch in Atlantic City back in December 2011 but has struggled with numerous injuries since that memorable victory and has only managed to return to the ring on one occasion when he impressively stopped Chad Dawson in the 10th round.
While Ward has been inactive, Froch has put in three world class performances to blow away Lucian Bute and Yusaf Mack, before claiming Kessler's WBA super middleweight title last month.
The 35 year old is desperate to secure a rematch with Ward but he is aware that he may have to face another opponent in the interim.
"The best win for me now and the only win that would be totally satisfying for me would be to rematch Andre Ward," Froch told Sky Sports. "But I don't think that is in our immediate plans, that will be two or three fights down the road.
"I've got mandatory obligations with the IBF and I'm now WBA champion. So I'm just going to see what pans out and what opens up."
WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly is interested in securing a bout with Froch but it seems the Nottingham fighter would be more interested in facing Groves.
The undefeated Londoner appeared on the undercard of Froch against Kessler and has openly stated that he believes he is ready to challenge for world titles and take on the very best in the division.
"Every man and his dog is calling me out. Even that Welsh kid (Cleverly), who is insignificant because he's not even in my weight division," added Froch.
"He's making plenty of noise recently and it's just ridiculous. A lot of these guys are just embarrassing themselves because they're saying stupid things.
"But I'll let them carry on, I'll sit back and bask in the ambience, keep smiling and taking the accolades and the pats on the back. I'm just enjoying it all. I don't know how easy it is to make the Groves fight. Of course it's winnable, as is every fight.
"It's definitely a fight I want. I've said before I'm not just going to give him a shot, but if he becomes mandatory - which I think he might do by default because of guys above him being injured or moving in weight - then yes."