Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

George Groves Vows: This Will Be The End of Carl Froch!

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

GEORGE GROVES last night vowed to end Carl Froch's career on Saturday.

The pair are set for their highly-anticipated rematch in front of 78,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, a record attendance for a fight on British soil.

But Groves, 26, is hell-bent on taking Froch's IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles away from him and expects the 36-year-old to hang up his gloves if he loses.

Three-times world champion Froch, who won the first meeting with a controversial ninth round stoppage in November, has been a professional for more than12 years.

This will be his 12th world title fight and Groves is confident it will be his last, saying: "That is up to Carl, but if I was a betting man I'd say this will be the end.

"He talks about his stellar career, he talks about his legacy, he talks like a man who is at the end of his career and has had enough of the fight game.

"Probably pride, probably money, probably temptation, probably ego prevented him from retiring off the back of the last fight.

"He is involved in what has been billed as the biggest fight in British history so I'm sure he is happy with that.

"But once I beat him on Saturday night then he can start talking about legacy again, like real legacy is when you are gone and forgotten."

Groves also believes Froch will throw in the towel during their mega clash at the National Stadium.

He said: "I don't believe that Carl Froch will be able to withstand what I will dish out to him for 12 rounds.

"In each round Carl is just going to get even more punished and it is up to Carl how long he wants to stay in there for."

The issue over who will referee the bout on Saturday night appears to have been settled, although Groves remains in the dark.

On Monday, Froch's promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that Groves's team had objected to American Charlie Fitch taking charge of the contest.

However, the self-managed Groves insists he was unaware of any objection from his camp.

The former British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion had insisted no British officials could be involved, believing Yorkshireman Howard Foster stopped the first fight too early.

And he believes Froch's camp may have made up the claim about the referee to try to turn Fitch against him before the fight, although Hearn thinks it is more mind games from Groves.

Groves said: "I've delegated looking at the officials to the rest of my team.

"I've got good advice from my trainer, my solicitor and my promoter and if we were not happy with Charlie Fitch, he would not be doing this fight.

"We have the right of approval of the officials so maybe they're [Froch and Hearn] trying to make out that we don't like him so that maybe he won't like me, manipulation of the officials, who knows?

"It has happened before and maybe it happened in my last fight, who knows?

"We made it clear that we wanted neutral officials for this fight because British officials could be influenced and biased.

"If Mr Fitch is working on Saturday night then we are happy with him.

"Personally I don't know if there is a problem, but if there was one my team would have picked up on it, so there is no problem at all."

Fitch's compatriot Jack Reiss was dismissed as referee by Hearn two weeks ago, while Groves asked for a Polish judge to be removed because Froch's grandfather came from the country.

The three judges were also confirmed yesterday as Panamanian David Singh, American Mike Pernick and Mexican Alejandro Lopez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-29-2014

Actually, that's just a partial quote. Full quote: "When The Fight Is Over Mid-Rounds, This Will Be The End of Carl Froch Beating Me Senseless!" HA!

Comment by mattr on 05-29-2014

It's easy to see why a lot of people don't like Groves. Froch used to be called arrogant but i think Groves is even more so, in a more sneaky, subtle way. He sure does sound overly confident, consideringn it…

Comment by Suavecito80 on 05-29-2014

These two dudes sure are talking a lot of ****. I hope all this build up isn't a waste and the fight is a stinker.

Comment by hugh grant on 05-29-2014

Thankfully you being stopped prematurely has given you a chance to comeback, because if it had of gone on a few more rounds, it may well have been the end of Groves. But the ref rescued you prematurely so you…

Comment by Dr Kewl Hair on 05-29-2014

i hope his little pout gets flattened

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado Announced For HBO, Oct. 21 Arum Wants Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings Showdown Report: Bellew-Haye Rematch Set for December 10 at O2 Arena Dmitry Bivol vs. Trent Broadhurst in Monaco on Nov. 4, HBO Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement