Found November 04, 2011 on The Queensbury Rules:
(Paul Smith, left; George Groves, right)Since its inception in 1984, Britons have found the super middleweight division to be a bountiful and treasure-laden hunting ground. Alphabet title plunderers at 168 lbs. have included Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Robin Reid, Joe Calzaghe and most recently of all, Carl Froch. And the success of this bunch, pioneered by the inimitable Eubank in 1991, gifted other, fellow domestic fighters the opportunity to contest world honours they might never have received -- with rope ladders having been dangled down before men such as Henry Wharton, Lou Gent, Nicky Piper, Dave Starie and of course, one other. Great rivalries germinated as a result -- the Benn-Eubank tempest a prime example -- although one in particular remains forever unrequited, namely the protracted flirtation between Calzaghe and Froch. The latest incarnation involves amateur team mates turned professional enemies, George Groves and James DeGale, with Groves looking to put yet another on...
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