The 5-foot-11 Groves (19-0, 15 KOs) is set to throw fists with the 36-year-old Froch (31-2, 22 KOs) Saturday at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester.
“This is the fight I have always wanted,” said Groves, 25, who last exited the squared circle in May after overwhelming Noe Gonzalez Alcoba in five rounds.
“I respect Carl Froch for achieving what he has in the sport and I know he’s a tough fighter. But, I also believe he is beatable and that I have the style to cause him nightmares. I think he knows it, too, and because of this he resents having to defend his belts against me. This is a risky, horrible style match-up for him and he realizes there’s every chance he gets taken to school and stopped for the first time in his career.”
Froch, a Nottingham native who is also a past two-time WBC super-middleweight king, unanimously outscored Mikkel Kessler to win the WBA crown in their rematch on May 25.
A legitimate bruiser, the 6-foot-1 Froch has battled premier pugilists and possesses a granite chin and solid power in both hands.
Meanwhile, despite having a brilliant amateur background, Groves lacks experience and has fought a host of tomatoes cans.
Groves will inevitably try to use deft footwork and avoid Froch.
However, “The Cobra” will eventually corner Groves against the ropes and batter the youngster.
In a somewhat lopsided affair, expect Carl Froch to take George Groves “to school” and finish the Londoner within nine rounds this weekend.
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