By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star
GEORGE GROVES wants to knock Carl Froch out inside three rounds - even though his trainer is telling him to do it in five.
The 26-year-old Hammersmith fighter faces IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Froch in their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday week at Wembley in front of 80,000 fans.
Froch, 36, won the first fight with a ninth-round stoppage, but many believe referee Howard Foster called it off too early.
Groves had the three-time world champion down in the first in their explosive November meeting before hurting the defending champion with a number of big blows.
The Londoner is not sure how Froch will approach this fight, but he has promised not to let him off the hook again.
And he is so confident he has discussed how long the clash will last with his Irish trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick.
Groves said: "I think it will be over in three rounds but Paddy is talking about five - so I'll never go against the coach.
"It doesn't really matter how Carl wants to approach this fight because he will as always be forced to perform the way I force him to.
"So if he wants to start cautiously and hope to get me late, well that is a false belief, it's just something for him to hang on to.
"He will explode, without giving away too much, followed by an implosion and that could come very early.
"That could come in round one... round three. Once he walks on to shots he won't get up.
"Paddy Fitzgerald is saying five, I am saying three."
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