Advertisement
Advertisement

George Groves: I Expect To Knock Glen Johnson Out!

George Groves hopes to sound a warning to the super-middleweight division by becoming only the second fighter to stop Glencoffe Johnson at London's ExCel Arena on Saturday night.

Groves headlines the bill after Ricky Burns' WBO world lightweight title defence against Jose Ocampo was abandoned for contractual reasons.

It will be the unbeaten 24-year-old's second outing of a year interrupted by back and nose injuries and the significant cut sustained during his six-round stoppage of Francisco Sierra in July.

Johnson is a 43-year-old veteran of 70 fights and while he has lost 17 times, he only failed to last the distance against Bernard Hopkins in 1997, providing Groves with a target for the fourth defence of his Commonwealth belt.

"I'm ranked highly with all the four major sanctioning bodies so now I've arrived in world class I want to build on those rankings," he said.

"I want to keep my options open with all the organizations so that if any door opens, against any of the champions, I can jump straight in. We're already knocking loudly.

"Clearly Glencoffe knows how to survive, even if he doesn't come to survive.

"Stopping him would make a huge statement. I do expect to stop him but don't expect him to just fall over."

Groves has victories over James DeGale and Paul Smith on his 15-fight record, but Johnson is indifferent in his assessment of his opponent.

"From what I've seen I'm not impressed as such, but I respect George as an unbeaten prospect with a lot of potential," the Jamaican said.

"The way I look at it, the fight isn't about George Groves. Right now, I feel good about what I can still do. If I fight smart I'm the better fighter. It'll be up to the judges to do their jobs correctly."

Billy Joe Saunders defends his Commonwealth middleweight title and fights for the vacant British belt when he meets former unlicensed boxer Nick Blackwell.

The 23-year-old 2008 Olympian turned professional at the same time as DeGale and Frankie Gavin, but is viewed by many as the most promising of the trio.

"I didn't really get pro boxing at first. I thought that as long as stayed hydrated and ate fresh food, I'd be okay. But now I really live the life, take all the right vitamins and supplements," he said.

"I've not really shown what I'm about in the ring but people at our gym have seen a big improvement.

"Hopefully Blackwell will hang around long enough for me to really show my classy boxing."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray Corso on 12-14-2012

"put him in a coma"???? another great boxing "fan" wanting to see a pro boxer trying to pick up a few bucks hurt beyond a loss!! Nice talk you idiot!!! Glen was a terrific competitor but is far beyond his…

Comment by Juof on 12-14-2012

Not gonna happen

Comment by cam89 on 12-14-2012

If he was stopped by Hopkins roided up pillow fists than I expect Groves to put him in a coma.

Comment by PittyPat on 12-14-2012

Why is it that hardly anyone [i]ever[/i] writes Glen[b]g[/b]offe correctly?

Comment by illmaticfighter on 12-14-2012

damn glencoffee i thought you were done smh well ill root for you even though i think you gonna lose.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Jorge Linares Injury Puts Zlaticanin Title Fight In Jeopardy Omar Narvaez To Face Jesus Vargas on February 19th Roach Says Gomez, Ramirez on Board To Help Manny Pacquiao Roy Jones Jr. Rejects Retirement Talk, Return is Not Ruled Out Dmitry Kudryashov is Now Training With Joe Goossen Gonzalez, Negrete, Delgado, Gramajo on LA Fight Club, March 4 Loeffler on Working With Haymon Side To Finalize Golovkin-Wade Ward: Barrera Not Stronger, Hasn't Seen This Speed, Conditioning Cletus Seldin Returns To Action on March 5th in Long Island Browne Gets Advice From Larry Holmes For Chagaev Bout Photos: Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley 3 Undercard Presser 50 Cent Erupts, Rips Apart Ungrateful "Sh*thead" Billy Dib Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Undercard Information Golovkin-Canelo: Jerry Jones Wants Bout at AT&T Stadium Sanchez Will Have Barrera Ready For Andre Ward's Clinching Ovill McKenzie-Dmytro Kucher Purse Bid Won By Frank Warren Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops March 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings Khan: Canelo Deal Was So Smooth, Finalized Within Days The Real Comeback of Andre Ward Amir Khan Confident: If I Hit Canelo Clean, I Can Hurt Him! Herring Dominates Flores; Williams Survives Late Scare Mayweather Not Concerned With Canelo-Khan on 5/7 Date Roman Gonzalez Says Return Will Happen on Golovkin-Wade Rey Vargas To Return on Leo Santa Cruz-Kiko Martinez Card Timothy Bradley Formally Vacates WBO Welterweight Title Chavez Sr. Not Happy With Canelo-Khan, Wants Canelo-Golovkin Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera Confirmed For March 26 in Oakland Photos: Manny Pacquiao Flexing His Political Muscle Back Home Golden Boy VP: Shabranskyy Was Willing To Face Andre Ward
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement