Groves: I’ll destroy Froch in three rounds!
World super-middleweight title challenger George Groves has revealed that he was surprised to finally land a rematch with WBA and IBF champion Carl Froch after going through the appeal process following his contentious defeat last November.
The 25 year-old was granted an immediate return with ‘The Cobra’ by the IBF after suffering what he believed to be an injustice in the first meeting, even going to far as asking the British Board to declare the fight a no-contest.
After some wrangling over finances for a spring redemption attempt, Groves and Froch are now set to collide in a mammoth second meeting on May 31 and ‘The Saint’ aims to prove he has the beating of the three-time world title holder once and for all.
“I feel blessed that I am getting this fantastic opportunity to participate in what could be Britain’s biggest ever boxing match,” said Groves. “I am still shocked that Froch has agreed to take the fight. I respect him for his bravery.
“Now I am preparing to get in the greatest physical and mental shape possible to destroy Froch in what can only be a three-round fight. Britain will have its own Hagler-Hearns to talk about for years to come. I am counting down the days until I’m World Super Middleweight champion.”
Groves put Froch on the floor and had him apparently out on his fight at one point in their Manchester clash last year and now aims to finish the job in much better fashion without a controversial ending.
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