Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Froch: My Ability is Enough To Whitewash Groves

Carl Froch insists his personal dislike of George Groves will not distract him as he defends his WBA and IBF world super-middleweight titles against the Londoner on November 23.

Promoting the fight in Manchester, Froch said he has "no respect for George Groves as a person" and delivered a string of verbal barbs at his opponent as they posed for photographs.

But he said: "I don't get involved in personal vendettas. When I get in the ring, I'm fighting a guy with two arms and two legs and a jaw.

"I'm looking at the jaw to try and incapacitate it and I'm looking at the gloves to keep out the way of them.

"It doesn't matter who I'm in with, I don't even look the guy in the eyes really. I look at the chest and the gloves and I move myself around the ring."

Groves suggested Froch had "fallen apart" in past fights and added: "I genuinely feel that after Froch's career to date and the things I've seen, I have the tools to beat him.

"I've been confident for a while now that if we did box, I would beat him.

"I can't wait to get in there and expose the things I believe I see in Carl Froch that no one else yet has done."

Froch has lost to Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler in his career, though he avenged the latter defeat in a rematch with the Dane in May.

And he said: "I'm not getting wrapped up in any animosity. He's (Groves) trying to get something going, saying he's seen me fall apart or something.

"I've only ever lost to one guy and that's Andre Ward, and I didn't fall apart. I was trying to chin him.

"I was throwing big shots and the guy was quick, he was ducking them and he was holding and hitting, he's very cute and clever at what he does."

While 36-year-old Froch pledged to take the unbeaten Groves seriously at the Phones4U Arena and admitted defeat could be "curtains" for his career, he remains supremely confident of victory.

"To be fighting someone from Britain and defending my world titles, it's exciting because it's different," he said.

"Even though I don't think George Groves is at the races in this fight, he's still an unbeaten fighter and I'll treat the fight with respect.

"He's knocked out 15 of his 19 wins so he's demonstrated good punching power.

"I'm still going to get in there and do what I do best, perform to my best ability, and that's going to be enough to just whitewash him, simple as that."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 09-20-2013

[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel;13767701]:lol1: hold on....let me get this straight!!!!.....Froch and Haye are good friends but Froch and Groves hate each other?!?....I know they don't have to like each other but I didn't think they'd hate each other like that lol....anyway, Froch…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 09-20-2013

:lol1: hold on....let me get this straight!!!!.....Froch and Haye are good friends but Froch and Groves hate each other?!?....I know they don't have to like each other but I didn't think they'd hate each other like that lol....anyway, Froch is…

Comment by David1976 on 09-20-2013

I am convinced Booth will be Groves trainer despite what has been said. It is all part of the PPV selling process, and that of trying to get under Carl's skin. Which he seems to be doing...

Comment by Bring It On on 09-19-2013

If the story about Groves leaving Booth, he's got no chance. Not saying Adam is a genius or anything, but he's a good trainer that usually comes up with good gameplans. More importantly, switching trainer in training camp for the…

Comment by ddangerous on 09-19-2013

Agree with Froch, Groves has shown some decent power but seems chinny. Think Froch will beat him to the punch every time and stop him mid to late.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Adrien Broner: After Saturday, Let's See Who's on The P4P List! Jarrell Miller: I'll KO Washington, I Want Deontay Wilder Next! Jimi Manuwa Believes Cross-Sport Bout With David Haye Happens Oscar Valdez, Top Rank Working Out Details of Sept. 22 Return Video: Jarrell Miller, Gerald Washington Confrontation at Presser Golovkin's Coach Laughs at Talk of Canelo Being a Big Puncher Video: Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia Final Press Conference Joshua-Klitschko Rematch Could Be on PPV in United States Video: Mikey Garcia Talks "Donkey Kong" Photo, More Video: Jermall Charlo on Golovkin-Canelo, Broner, Wilder-Joshua Broner: Garcia Quit Against Salido; I Can Make Him Quit, Too Video: Adrien Broner Sounds Off on Mikey Garcia Fight! Ray Beltran; The Plan is To Knock Bryan Vasquez Out! Photos: Jermall Charlo, Jorge Sebastian Heiland - Go Face To Face Photos: Jarrell Miller, Gerald Washington - Very Tense Face To Face Photos: Adrien Broner, Mikey Garcia - Face To Face at Final Presser Nathan Cleverly vs. Dmitry Bivol is Ordered By The WBA Photos: Ray Beltran is Grinding Hard For Bryan Vasquez Clash Nathan Gorman Inks Deal With Frank Warren, BoxNation Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell Finalized - September 23, HBO Frank Warren Still Expects Tyson Fury To Return, Regain Titles Carlos Adames Drops, Decisions Carlos Molina in WBA Clash Daniel Dubois vs. AJ Carter For The Vacant Southern Area Title LIVE Stream: Adrien Broner-Mikey Garcia - Final Press Conference Efe Ajagba, Efetobor Apochi Ink Pacts With Ringstar Sports Photos: Carl Frampton, Andres Gutierrez - Final Press Conference Domonique Dolton Now Trained By Banks, Back on Shields-Adler Photos: Zou Shiming, Sho Kimura Make Weight For Battle Warren Says "Six Figure Sum" Offered To Buglioni To Fight Yarde Mikey Garcia: Adrien Broner Will Be Surprised at How Good I Am Paulie Malignaggi Breaks Down Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia Garcia: Don't Know if Top Rank Would Make Crawford Fight With Me Gutierrez Vows: I'm Going To Ruin Carl Frampton's Big Night! Raymundo Beltran Still Fighting Hard To Secure His Green Card David Haye Makes Moves To Face Hughie Fury - If He Wins Title Video: Juan Francisco Estrada Motivated To Make Statement Roy Jones Jr. Wants a Showdown With Tony Bellew Video: Carlos Cuadras Eager To Shock Juan Francisco Estrada Kell Brook: I Want Miguel Cotto! Does He Fancy The Job? Video: Roman Gonzalez on The Rematch With Sor Rungvisia
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement