James DeGale has his eye on a rematch with George Groves en route to challenging Carl Froch in a super middleweight world title clash.
The 27-year-old defeated Stjepan Bozic thanks to a technical knockout in the fifth after a domineering performance at Bluewater, Kent on Saturday evening to improve his record to 16-1.
The only blemish on the Olympic gold medallist's book came in 2011 where he lost on a points decision to Groves who has since enjoyed a meteoric rise in the division, successfully defending his British and Commonwealth super middleweight titles on six occasions since defeating DeGale at the O2 Arena.
After his latest triumph on the canvas, DeGale is eager to meet Groves once again. "I'd box Groves in my next fight, but I swear to God he does not want to box me, He doesn't want it," DeGale said, ESPN report.
"That's a massive fight. That could sell out QPR football stadium (Loftus Road). I'd love to fight there. That's my local club. I was brought up on that club, my granddad is a mad supporter."
Both DeGale and Groves have been vocal in their intention to challenge WBA and IBF world champion Carl Froch. The Nottingham fighter is in high demand after his rematch victory over Mikkel Kessler at the O2 last month, with the likes of Nathan Cleverly and Bernard Hopkins also vying for the challenge.
It would appear that a rematch with the Dane before a clash with Andre Ward, the only other man besides Kessler to defeat Froch, is first on the agenda, as outlined by promoter Eddie Hearn last week.
But prior to defeating Bozic, a man who defeated Froch as an amateur in the European Championships back in 2000, DeGale underlined his intention to step in the ring with The Cobra in the near future.
"I will fight Froch anywhere, anytime, but I honestly believe that he doesn't fancy climbing in the ring with me," De Gale said.
"I fancy it with any world champion, but I don't think Carl Froch will fancy it with me. He says he will end my career, but I think it is the other way around.
"If I beat him is career would be over. People put him on a pedestal where he is sort of monster and no one can beat him, but he has been beaten."