Groves expects Froch to be out of his comfort zone in front of 80,000 fans.
George Groves believes that Carl Froch will face a hostile reception at Wembley Stadium on May 31, and says that the champion already knows that he can’t win their rematch.
The Londoner will head into the fight as a much more popular figure as opposed to the reception he received ahead of the first fight, and with the controversy surrounding the stoppage in Froch’s win, a majority of the British public could be backing the ‘underdog’ in the second bout.
Groves has not been short of confidence throughout the process, and attempted to goad his opponent again with comments over his mental state.
“He is not doing many appearances lately, we haven’t heard much from him, he’s sort of trying to hide away,” Groves said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“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.
“For the first time I think in Carl Froch’s career, on home soil he is going to be facing hostile fans, people who have paid money to come and see him lose.”
The challenger insists that Froch can’t win on May 31, which would ultimately set up another huge domestic fight involving Groves and old adversary James DeGale, provided the latter comes through his test against Brandon Gonzales on the undercard.
Similarly to the build-up to the first fight, Groves continues to attempt to rile his opponent, and it remains to be seen whether or not he is able to deliver on his promises on fight night.