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.”
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