Tension surrounded the Ringside studio last Thursday, as Carl Froch and George Groves spoke to Sky Sports ahead of their world title bout in Manchester on November 23rd. For me, it looked like a mass brawl could have sprawled at any time.
Carl ‘Cobra’ Froch hopes to retain his WBA and IBF belts against an upcoming Groves, who is now 2nd in the weight’s rankings and has defeated James DeGale on his march towards the super-middleweight crown.
Both fighters are adamant that they will knock each other out in the upcoming showdown, and as the interview intensified, the two contenders began to trash talk each other more and more. Personally I thought Carl was going to turn around and smash George as it seemed that Groves was himself getting into Froch’s head. However the fighter from Nottingham kept his cool and the interview played out.
George Groves is undefeated, having won all 19 of his fights. Carl Froch on the other hand has lost 2 of his 33 fights. According to Froch the statistics don’t mean anything when you are in the ring- and his believes that Groves is too cocky and that his rather confident behaviour could be his downfall.
George believes that the fact Froch has lost two fights proves he can be beaten and he believes in his own ability to become the new WBA and IBF Champion.
With just under three weeks to go, anticipation is growing and the nation hope for a good fight between two world class boxers. I can’t wait for that bell to go off to signal round one. Ding…Ding.