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Malignaggi: Froch, Groves Must Keep Emotions in Check

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi is no stranger to dishing out the trash talking. During the pre-fight promotion for the Carl Froch-George Groves rematch, there has been a lot of banter between the two boxers. They don't like each other at all, and it's no surprise that 80,000 fans are going to pack Wembley Stadium in London to watch them trade punches on Saturday night.

"I've been going back and forth all week [on who I think will win]," Malignaggi said to Sky Sports. "You would assume that the trash talking is not going to  make a difference once the fight starts. It's could be motivation and sometimes it can take you out of your game plan. But you have two veterans and two guys of the pedigree that Froch and Groves have, to really not let the trash talking affect them once the fight starts. There is so much on the line and that's what makes it so difficult being at the world level because you have to keep those emotions in check."

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