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Groves To Carl Froch: The Left Hook Will Finish You!

By Sheldan Keay

George Groves vowed to knock Carl Froch out with a left hook when the pair met at Wembley Stadium for the final press conference on Thursday.

Groves has teased throughout the build up of their rematch that he would tell Froch which shot he would finish him with, and The Saint kept true to his word when he revealed all.

It’s the second time that the Londoner has announced what he would do against his upcoming opponent, after famously stating that he would land two right hands on Froch when they first fought in November.

Groves would go on to knock Froch down with a right hand in the first round of that November 23 contest.

The world title challenger is now planning on finishing the job this time around.

“It will be the left hook that finishes Carl Froch,” said Groves.

“Anybody who has watched the media workouts or any of the Behind the Ropes footage will know that I’ve been working on that, and it’s a shot that will work.

“I’m going to become world champion on Saturday night and I’m going to look good doing it.”

Froch was seemingly unfazed by his opponent’s comments, and jokingly responded with how he would deal with Groves’ plan.

“I’ll just put my right hand up and protect my chin, simple,” said Froch.

“I have prepared for this fight like no other fight before. I’m in unbelievable shape and I’m looking forward to doing the job.

“I’m extremely confident, and a lot of my confidence is down to my glossy career.

“I’ve had plenty of world title fights back to back, and with Rob McCracken in my corner, it will help a lot on fight night.

“This is the biggest fight of my unbelievable career and it’s giving me the motivation to perform at my best.”

The controversial ending to the first meeting between Froch and Groves resulted in a public uproar.

Groves felt the stoppage was premature, while Froch felt that his opponent was unable to go 12 rounds and was on the verge of a brutal knockout.

This time around, Groves is convinced that he is capable of going the 12 round distance.

“I know 100% that I can go 12 rounds, I could have gone 12 rounds during the first fight,” he said.

“That’s why we’re here. That’s why it’s called ‘Unfinished Business.’ We’re picking up where the last fight left off.

“The performance will last 12 rounds if it needs to, it depends on if Carl Froch can hang in there. I could go more than 12 rounds. I’ll get better as each round goes on.

“I’m in fantastic shape, no stone has been left unturned, and on Saturday night I’m going to show that I’ve arrived, not just in Britain but across the world.”

Despite the bold claims made by Groves, Froch is convinced that he will stop his opponent.

“George Groves will not hear the final bell,” said Froch.

“Hardcore boxing fans know what I’m about, and when I turn up in the shape that I’m in now, I’ve proved that I can perform and that I can mix it with the elite level.

“I still can’t believe that we’ll be walking out in front of 80,000 fans at  Wembley Stadium, one of the best stadiums in the world.

“It’s a big stage, and a massive platform for boxing, so to perform in front of this audience on the back of the career that I’ve had gives me a massive opportunity to drive home what I’m about.”

The monumental event is being promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport, and Hearn now feels that the fight has exceeded even his greatest ambitions.

“When we announced the fight, I said it was the biggest fight in British boxing history, I think it’s now even bigger than that,” said Hearn.

“I think that this night will now be remembered not just as a big boxing event, but as one of the biggest sporting events in British history.”

Watch Froch v Groves II live on Sky Sports Box Office, May 31. Book online now at skysports.com/frochgroves2 or by calling 08442 410888.

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

Groves is really pulling out all the stops to get under Carl's skin and get him rattled again. Froch doesn't seem as bothered this time. He's back to his cold-blooded killer mindset and I hope he performs like it as…

Comment by big_james10 on 05-29-2014

The negative thing about talking as much trash as George Groves is talking is that if you don't back it up, you will forever look like a fool. Froch has been smart to allow Groves to do all the talking.…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-29-2014

I just watched the first fight for the first time. Honestly I was shocked by how easily Groves dominated Froch. As far as the ref and the stoppage is concerned. First off Froch could have and should have had points…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-29-2014

It would be something if he got it right again!

Comment by D4thincarnation on 05-29-2014

Froch has been warned. Unfortunately there is nothing he can do to stop it from happening.

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