Groves renews war of words and insists Froch doesn’t want the fight.
With the fight scheduled for May 31 at Wembley, Carl Froch and George Groves came face-to-face at the first official press conference ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch.
The two rivals had made no effort to hide their dislike for each other in the past, and with Groves beginning the war of words by insisting that Froch doesn’t want the fight, it promises to be a highly charged affair at a sold-out Wembley.
With tickets going on sale at midday on Monday, the duo were brought together to start the promotion for the fight with their first press conference.
While both were confident of their chances, Groves says that he goes into this fight “knowing” that he can win after going into the ring with his British rival previously.
In addition, he believes that the Nottingham-born fighter didn’t want this rematch, and is already at a disadvantage given that it will take place in London, where Groves believes he will have the majority of the support.
Meanwhile, Froch was adamant that he will not let all the talking disrupt his preparations and will show his opponent more boxing respect after being floored in the first round in Manchester.
Given the premature stoppage in their first encounter, there were immediate calls for a rematch, and with both fighters ready to go to war again it promises to be a thrilling night in London.
Watch the full uncut press conference in the video below: