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Froch: If Groves Brawls, Sucker Punch Will KO Him

Carl Froch and George Groves take to the ring again next month in their rematch and the Cobra has predicted a similar outcome in the Wembley showdown.

Froch retained his IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles when he won the first fight with a ninth-round stoppage in Manchester last November.

Groves was unhappy about the decision and insisted he was fit to continue fighting when referee Howard Foster ended the contest, but Froch insists there will be no arguments about the result this time around.

The Nottingham-based fighter, who recovered from a first-round knockdown in Manchester, told Sky Sports: "It's going to be a mid to late stoppage victory for me unless George Groves does anything erratic and comes out swinging - which he is talking about doing, but I don't think he's going to.

"But if he does, that suits me brilliantly. He is going to walk straight into a sucker punch and the fight is going to be over early.

"But I don't want that to happen because there will be 80,000 people there and I want to give them their money's worth."

Groves has called for a neutral referee this time, but Froch does not care who is in charge and thinks the demand is a slur against the British boxing authorities.

He said: "It looks bad for the British Boxing Board of Control. They are being told they can't officiate the fight. I don't like that. I think it's in bad taste to be honest.

"But who referees the fight is of no concern to me. If they tell me who it is or if they don't tell me who it is, I won't even give it a second's thought."

The duo clashed at the Wembley press conference to announce the fight with Froch shoving Groves, but Froch is adamant he is not going to get involved in any pre-fight mind games.

He said: "He (Groves) looked petrified actually so I'm just lapping it up and smiling.

"I went away quite happy from the press conference so whoever says round one to George Groves for that..... I mean people are saying round one, round two, round three, George Groves does a lot of that - round one to me, round two to me, round three to me.

"I don't even get involved in any of that stupidness. It's just noise - it comes in one ear and goes out the other to be honest."

Froch is also content with his preparations with the fight now just over six weeks away.

He said: "You can slip into what we call the comfort zone where you are trying to do things comfortably just to get through the session sometimes. I always put the work in in the gym physically with what I need to do.

"But sometimes your mind is not always there and it's sort of just getting through the session rather than really digging in and then getting stuck into the session.

"So that's where I am at now, I'm getting stuck in and thinking about what I am doing and concentrating a lot more in the gym than what I did for the first fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 04-16-2014

[QUOTE=jas;14431853]i agree SAA can you name any world champions who had a questionable chin and stamina issues like groves does?[/QUOTE] Wladimir Klitschko? Probably the most dominant champion of all in this era of boxing. My gut says Groves will win…

Comment by Sroey on 04-16-2014

As MMegatron stated - Froch has superb conditioning and an iron will. He can always find a way to win if he makes it his style of fight. If it goes to the trenches again then I can't see anything…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 04-16-2014

[QUOTE=jas;14431853]i agree SAA can you name any world champions who had a questionable chin and stamina issues like groves does?[/QUOTE] I'm not an expert on groves, only seen 5 or 6 of his fights,,, he is a young fighter, so…

Comment by MMegatron on 04-16-2014

All of Frochs fights are exciting because he has very low skill at world level, but an iron will and excellent conditioning. Unfortunately he seems to think that what he does have makes it unnecessary for him to have any…

Comment by jas on 04-15-2014

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;14431845]This is the most interesting fight coming up IMO.. I think froch took groves lightly in the first fight and got caught.. I think he will be much sharper and prepared this time around... I think he has…

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