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Groves: I'll Definitely Be in Best Shape Ever For Froch

Super middleweight George Groves is confident he will be in his best-ever shape for the eagerly anticipated rematch with IBF/WBA 'regular' champion Carl Froch, and Groves said his biggest challenge now is to stay calm until the bout.

Froch saw off Groves in November 2013, only for the IBF to order a mandatory rematch after controversy over referee Howard Foster's handling of the fight.

Groves said he will accept no distractions as he gears up for the Wembley showdown.

"You never really get a mental break, but you don't want a mental break because that affects everything else," the Hammersmith-born fighter said.

"It's just containing the excitement really, working hard and making sure that pays off.

"There are a few differences this time because you want to improve every time, and keep pushing boundaries.

"We surpassed the fitness test levels set for the first fight with Froch with five weeks to go to this fight.

"It's been a nice long camp for this, training hard and working on everything from technique to fitness and conditioning.

"I feel fresh, though. I feel like I've only just started. I'm feeling the benefits and that's exciting.

"I'll definitely be in the shape of my life - I feel great.

"It feels effortless - there's no struggle, no strain. It's just calm, composed, relaxed.

"And that's not just sparring - (it's) across all aspects of training and all aspects of camp.

"I've got the fight that I wanted and now I just can't wait to get out there and put in a performance."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by petero on 05-08-2014

Groves will have lots of things to add to the list. He will be stronger, much more settled with Paddy, and he knows he can knock froch out and hurt him at will. i see a Groves K.O.

Comment by thack on 05-08-2014

Intriguing fight a real 50/50, wouldn't it be fab if all the so called top guy's would dare do the same! We've all got our favourites here but I think for this fight simply , may the best man win…

Comment by TGD on 05-08-2014

Heard it all before. 'Best training camp ever'...blah, blah, blah. Groves gases late on. He also has a suspect chin. He's getting flattened.

Comment by The_Demon on 05-08-2014

As much as I want to see a firefight Groves' best bet is to box smart and hold the centre of the ring,work the jab and only let the right hand go when it's certain to land,conserve energy for the…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 05-08-2014

Groves' handspeed is too fast. Froch will barely see the punches coming.

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