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Challenger George Groves says he’s ready to shock Carl Froch in their eagerly-anticipated fight on Saturday and revealed he plans to stun WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion in first two rounds.
The two British fighters square up for the big bout this weekend but came face-to-face in a typically edgy press conference on Thursday where they again attempted to undermine the other’s chance of glory.
Groves has consistently said he is confident of beating the more established Froch and was again in bullish mood.
The 25-year-old said: “Carl keeps saying that I’m lying as such, I’m not confident when I say I’m confident. I’m not ready when I say I’m ready. I think he believes I’m going to get in there and run from him, but Carl you’re wrong.
“I’m going to come out, I’m going to meet you centre of the ring first round and I’m going to win the jab exchanges and I’m going to hit you with two right hands, just two, just to let you know whenever I want, I can hit you with a right hand.
“Second round I’m going to come out and I’m going to do the same. I’m going to take the centre of the ring, I’m going to win the jab exchanges and I’m going to hit him with more right hands.
“Third round I’m going to come out and push him back. I’m going to push him on his back foot. After the third round Carl, you’re going to see what happens next. It’s all down to you from there.”
Froch, however, laughed off Groves’ claims and believes his lack of experience will undermine him despite his apparent confidence.
He said: “My experience at top level, my punching power and George Groves’ lack of ability to be able to take a punch is going to be the reason why he’s not going to do what he said he’s going to do.
“He’s going to come in the ring and run for his life, jab and grab and try and get through it. He’s not going to stand and fight.”
“On Saturday night I’m going to get a chance to put it right and trust me on Saturday night you’re in a world of trouble and you are going to learn some respect.”