Groves: Benn Told Me Froch is There For The Taking

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

NIGEL BENN has told George Groves he can get sweet REVENGE over Carl Froch on Saturday.

Groves faces Froch in a grudge rematch at Wembley Stadium for the Nottingham boxer’s WBA and IBF world super-middleweight titles.

The Londoner was ahead on points when their first fight was controversially stopped in the ninth round last November.

And Benn, 50, believes Groves, 26, can avenge that loss against Froch, 36, in British boxing’s biggest fi ght for years.

The Dark Destroyer was involved in some epic encounters himself against the likes of Chris Eubank and Gerald McClellan and was WBC world super-middleweight champion from 1992 to 1996.

Groves was amazed to get a call earlier this week from Benn, who now lives in Australia and was left inspired by speaking to his hero.

He said: “I had a conversation one morning with Nigel Benn which blew me away a bit. I haven’t spoken to him before and he said, ‘Go out there and do it. You did it the first time. He’s yours for the taking, just go out there and do your stuff’.

“He gave me some really positive words and said I was going to go on and have a really successful career.

“He just wished me the best and told me Carl is there for the taking.

"And I agree. I won't say what he said about Carl, he wasn't very complimentary.

"And Nigel expects me to win.

"He saw the first fight and he just wanted to saya few kind words to me. He didn’t want anything out of it – he just wanted to give a bit of advice.

“I’ve spoken to some real stars but he’s the one I really wanted to speak to. It’s fantastic, because I’ve only ever seen him on TV and heard his interviews.

“The first fight I ever saw was Benn-McClelland and I fell in love with boxing after that. Benn was my favourite.

“You could put him in a padded room and he’d smash it up. He was an honest fighter.

“Go back and watch Benn fights and Froch fights and that will be the best way to see who is a warrior and who isn’t. Benn put it all on the line every fight. But Carl
is very cautious.”

And in a final dig at ‘The Cobra’, Groves added: “People didn’t like me more because Carl Froch refused to shake my hand at the end of the fight.

“They like me more because I got robbed.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 05-26-2014

Froch might be there for the taking, no doubt... I still think he has some gas in the tank and will beat groves, but Froch has been in tons of wars, and age is creeping up, and with his aggressive…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 05-26-2014

I'd be willing to wager that this story is 100% bullsh1t. Remember when David Haye said that Emmanuel Steward offered to train him after he beats Wladmir :lol1: And then remember what camp Groves is a bastard child of....

Comment by thack on 05-26-2014

[QUOTE=Boxinganalysis;14591895]Seems like a lot of Groves hate going around. Don't get it. This kid is the real deal. Got major skills. Not to mention a tough gutsy guy.[/QUOTE] Don't get it either, good fighter , bright , makes sense ...Go…

Comment by lutenco on 05-26-2014

[QUOTE=tokon;14592217]haha, exactly. Benn was a small middle with poor stamina and poor punch resistance when he got tired. watch him against watson and (especially) against collins and think what froch might have done to him.[/QUOTE]you are the dumbest bum in…

Comment by lutenco on 05-26-2014

[QUOTE=C U NextTuesday;14592178]Yeah because the similarities between Benn and Taylor are striking. :lame:[/QUOTE]your IQ is zero!!!:bottle:

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