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George Groves believes his successful training camp will give him the advantage when he takes on Carl Froch in Saturday’s rematch at Wembley.
The two super-middleweights are fine tuning their preparations during fight week as they prepare to do battle in one of the biggest grudge matches for years.
Froch appears to be in a better place for the second bout, after winning the first by stoppage in November as he retained his IBF and WBA belts.
The Nottingham-man insists the fight won’t go the distance with his durable chin and heavy hands, but Groves is adamant his own training has seen him improve further.
The 26-year-old has brought in the help of conditioning expert Barry O’Connell and strength coach Dan Tewson for Saturday’s rematch and he is adamant it will make the difference.
He told Sky Sports News: “The team has gelled really well and we’ve got that confidence in each other that isn’t just belief; it’s knowing.
“I don’t need to necessarily worry about his tactics too much now because this is all about me. As big as headed as that sounds, as long as I think about myself and go out and perform, he’s not going to be at the races.
“We believe we worked well together before the first fight but it was the first time and it was a bit rushed. This time we’ve had a much longer, smoother camp. It’s been well said now that I’ve spent much more time with my conditioning coach Barry and my strength coach Dan. Obviously (trainer) Paddy Fitzpatrick as well.”