By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
CARL FROCH has warned George Groves he does not have the right man in his corner.
Irishman Paddy Fitzpatrick took charge of Groves just weeks before his first clash with the IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion after the Londoner split with Adam Booth.
Groves is the first fighter Fitzpatrick, whose real first name is Gavin, has been the main coach for.
He was previously a boxer himself, but lost all five of his professional bouts.
And Froch insists he therefore has the upper hand with former world title challenger and GB Boxing coach Rob McCracken in his corner.
He said: "Rob has boxed at every level. He was the first Brit to win a medal at the World Cup, which was on a par with the world championships and Olympics.
"As a professional, he fought for a world title.
"I don't know where George gets his confidence comes from in terms of his corner man.
"He talks about doing it on his own, that he just needs someone to hold his water.
"It's not a good sign. His coach, Gavin Fitzpatrick, he's boxed - and I give anybody respect who's stepped in the ring - but he's got a 0-5 record.
"Five defeats and three of those were knock-outs. I don't think that's an ideal scenario and I've got so much trust in my coach."
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