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George Groves hoping to steal Floyd Mayweather's thunder in Las Vegas

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George Groves hopes he can eclipse Floyd Mayweather Jr by winning the WBC world super-middleweight title in style on Saturday.

Groves challenges Badou Jack for the title lower down the bill on Mayweather's WBC-WBA world welterweight title defence against fellow American Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, 38, is claiming his 49th professional bout will be the final fight of an outstanding 17-year career that has seen him win world titles at five weight divisions. 'Money' is boxing's biggest star, the undisputed pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world.

But Groves, 27, believes he can deliver a performance that will make him star of the show in front of a big global TV audience.

"Of course I'd like to steal the show," Groves said. "My career before I was main event I was always trying to steal the show and I feel I have a style that can be endearing to the boxing public. It's a style that allows me to box how I want to box.

"If I go out and perform well, I can steal the show. I look forward to doing that, and in the process picking up a few accolades, people remembering who I am and how I fight.

"With the big fights, it's easy to forget the undercard but this is slightly different because they are concentrating on selling the whole package of the show because they have come under criticism with Berto being the opponent.

"The US press feel it's a 50-50 fight - but I don't think so. It will be a good fight to watch though. It's one for the fans."

Groves has recovered from being stopped in successive fights by British rival Carl Froch in world title fights.

The Londoner has registered two wins since last being knocked out by Froch in front of 80,000 at Wembley in May last year and has dismissed criticism that the Froch defeats have left him damaged.

"A lot of people say I'm not the same fighter, but it's easy for someone at the top to say one thing and everyone to agree with him," Groves said.

"I know I've made improvements since I fought Froch and there's only been two or three rounds that I've actually lost in two or three years. I don't care what people think anymore. I don't think I've got anything to prove.

"I want the justification and the world title. I want to make my wife proud, I want to make my dad proud. If people want to say nasty things that's a good thing in a way because it means people will underestimate me come fight night."

Groves, who has been training at altitude in California for eight weeks, insists he is still hungry after recovering from two crushing defeats to Froch.

"I still have a massive mortgage on my new house, my business plan is still a long way off," Groves said.

"Contrary to what people want to believe, I am not a made man, a man who doesn't have to work anymore. I still need to fight to earn my living and I am still hungry for success."