Froch dismisses talk he is losing battle of mind games.
Carl Froch believes that George Groves looked “petrified” after their incident at Wembley, and is confident he will claim a stoppage win in their rematch.
The WBA and IBF champion secured a controversial victory in their first fight back in November last year, but has agreed to a rematch in front of 80,000 people on May 31 at Wembley Stadium.
While the bad blood between the two surfaced ahead of their first bout, it has inevitably spilled over ahead of their second, but Froch insists that he isn’t letting any of that bother him during his preparations.
Some onlookers believed that his ‘shove’ was a sign of Groves winning the mental battle between the two, however, the Nottingham-born star believes that is completely untrue.
“He [Groves] looked petrified actually so I’m just lapping it up and smiling,” Froch told Sky Sports.
“I went away quite happy from the press conference so whoever says round one to George Groves for that … I mean people are saying round one, round two, round three, George Groves does a lot of that – round one to me, round two to me, round three to me.
“I don’t even get involved in any of that stupidness. It’s just noise – it comes in one ear and goes out the other to be honest.”
Froch was left unimpressed with Groves’ insistence on having a neutral referee as he believes that it is a lack of respect to the British Boxing Board of Control, but he isn’t concerning himself with that too much as he looks ahead to the fight.
The title holder believes that he will claim a stoppage win possibly late in the fight, but he also says that if Groves comes out swinging then that will play perfectly into his hands and he will finish the fight early.
However, Froch is keen for that not to happen as he wants to give the 80,000 people in attendance “their money’s worth” in what is going to be a huge night of boxing action on May 31.
James DeGale has also been added to the undercard and will face Brandon Gonzales for a chance to face the winner of the Froch-Groves fight, while fellow Olympian Anthony Joshua will also feature.