Boxing: Froch out to down ‘bad boy’ Groves

Carl Froch v George Groves

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Carl Froch insists he is happy to play the role of the good guy as he takes on ‘baddie’ George Groves in Manchester on Saturday night.

Froch has put his WBA and IBF super-middleweight belts on the line this weekend as he takes on the unbeaten Groves in a bout that has been dominated by the pre-fight hype.

The Nottingham man has made no secret of the fact that he does not like his 25-year-old opponent, who has been extremely vocal in trying to discredit Froch in the build-up to the battle.

The fight has caught the attention of the British public and is one of the biggest domestic fights for years and that, according to Froch, is mainly down to the way in which the Londoner has handled himself over the past few weeks.

“Groves is British and he’s horrible and I don’t think anybody likes him, which always helps make a fight big,” said the 36-year-old champion. “It’s goodie versus baddie and I’m willing to be the good guy.”

And the Midlander has no problem in labelling his opponents as the “baddie” after the vitriol that has come out of his mouth in the run-up to the contest.

“George Groves has very much made himself the bad guy because of his disrespect and the way in which he’s conducted himself,” Froch added.

The ‘Cobra’ is favourite to win the scrap, with a record of 31 victories from 33 fights, but will face a man who has won all 19 of his encounters and 15 by way of knockout.

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