Date: 17th September 2013 at 5:57pm
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With the fight having sold out, all 20,000 tickets, in ten minutes flat, both Carl Froch and George Groves had plenty to say at the press conference held to promote the fight.

Froch, the reigning world title holder, seemed confident that his experience would see him beat Groves and likened the fight to that of the weekend which saw Floyd Mayweather outclass Saul Alvero.

Or as Carl put it,

‘He could have probably done with a couple more fights against some higher-ranked opposition than the ones he’s been fighting before he took on a challenge of this magnitude.?

‘We saw Floyd Mayweather against Canelo Alvarez at the weekend, that’s an example of someone who’s in their early 20s against someone who’s 35 or 36 with bags of experience at the top level.?

‘Alvarez has had maybe 40 fights so he’s got plenty of experience, and he got the floor wiped with him by Floyd Mayweather.?

‘I’m not saying I’m Floyd Mayweather, but (Groves) is not Alvarez. So it’s a similar comparison and you saw what happened in that fight, it was a bit of a mismatch and that’s what this could be.?

‘But it’s not going to be boring because I’m going to do what I do – land big shots.?

‘George Groves has got a glass jaw so when the big shots start landing, the jaw’s going to shatter and he’s going to hit the canvas, so the fans are in for a real treat.’


They?re the sort of words you?d expect from someone like Froch, but what about Groves, was he as confident?

Well it would appear so, with Groves remarking,

‘It’s a step up, but it’s one that I’m more than ready for.?

‘I’ve only boxed maybe one other as experienced as Carl Froch but he isn’t going to get any better and I’m more than enough to beat him, and that’s what I plan to do.’

‘I always plan to knock out my opponents.’

‘I always believe they won’t be able to live with what I’m going to bring.?

‘Sometimes it takes a few rounds to break them down and get them to make mistakes, other times they make those mistakes for you and you make them pay early.?

‘I wouldn’t be too specific with a prediction but I guarantee that he will not hear the final bell.’


Froch, kind of stunned by the words of the younger man couldn?t resist retorting,

‘I’ve got no respect for George Groves as a person.?

‘He’s not shown the champion, me, a four-time world champion, the respect I deserve. He’s talked very disrespectfully to me.?

‘He’s doing that out of his own choice. He could just say I’m a great fighter, I’ve fought the best of the best and come through.?

‘He could do himself a few favours there but he’s choosing not to, he’s choosing to be disrespectful and play it down – it probably makes him feel like he’s in the fight a little more.’


Lovely stuff, November 23rd can?t come around quick enough for me, how about you?

 

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