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George Groves gearing up to hit Froch where it hurts

If the media and promoters have their way, Froch-Groves II will be a sequel of Rocky Balboa proportions. The question is, who is Rocky and who is Apollo Creed?

Judging by George Groves’ prediction that he will knock opponent Carl Froch out with a left hook, the former is Rocky. If that is the case, odds of 3/1 could well be very generous.

“It’ll be the left hook that finishes Carl Froch on Saturday,” he said.

“Anyone who’s watched the workouts will know we’ve been working on left hooks and the left hook will work.”

Froch however, was also equally determined that this fight will go down to wire. In the weeks running up to the fight, it has mainly been Groves that has had the media and journalists in spin.

The Nottingham native however, is biting back, and gathering momentum.

“I’m in the best shape of my life, and i’m going to take him to the brink.

“I still can’t believe I’ll be walking out in front of 80,000 people at the finest stadium in the world.

“I’ve prepared for this fight like no other fight before. I’m in unbelievable shape and can’t wait to defend my two titles.”

For Froch to win on points; which seems the most likely outcome, he is 7/2, and remains the odds-on favourite for the fight as a whole at 8/13, while his opponent is 11/8.

“Every fight in every professional boxer’s career is equally important,” the Cobra continued.

“But, because of the stage of my career and that it is an instant rematch against George Groves, it has got more of an air of importance. This is my far the biggest fight of my unbelievable career. And that has given me the apprehension to go out there and win.”

If Groves’ trainer, Paddy Fitzpatrick has his way, the London lad will land a victory in his home town.

“He’s perfectly prepared, he’s in a beautiful place and he’s ready to become world champion.”

Well, the world is watching.