Boxing: George Groves talks up home advantage

Carl Froch and George Groves Boxing froch v groves 2 Rematch

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Challenger George Groves believes that the hostile atmosphere at Wembley Stadium will hand him the advantage against defending WBA and IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch.

Groves believes that he will have the majority of the 80,000 on his side when he takes to the ring in the hotly anticipated rematch on May 31.

The Londoner was handed the chance to take on Froch following his controversial defeat in the first meeting in November last year.

Referee Howard Foster called an end to the bout in round nine after Groves looked unable to defend himself from a tirade of punches.

However, the 26-year-old, who had knocked his opponent to the canvas in the first , argued that he was still fighting back and refused to accept the final verdict.

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The orthodox puncher expects that the Nottingham-born man will be out of his comfort zone in the countries capital and predicts a victory.

Groves said: “I think in this fight it is going to be a massive, massive advantage for me.

“Carl Froch never really does too well away from home and he is very settled and comfortable in Nottingham.

“He is not doing many appearances lately, we haven’t heard much from him, he’s sort of trying to hide away. It’s very spiteful I think of his promoter Eddie Hearn to send him to London for this fight. He is already in a fight he knows he can’t win but he is also going to have to face a London crowd.”

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