George Groves stands by his decision to describe his tactics to Carl Froch
George Groves insists he was just stating the truth after revealing his pre-fight tactics to Carl Froch.
Last Updated: 22/11/13 9:57am
The 25-year-old challenger has relished the chance to engage Froch in a psychological battle ahead of their world title fight this Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
A fighter's gameplan is usually a closely guarded secret, but Groves showed a blatant disregard for his rival's ring skills by outlining how he plans to start their fight.
Froch laughed off his opponent's latest attempt to provoke him, but Groves insists he will stick to his word when the first bell rings.
He told Sky Sports News: "It's because throughout the whole build-up to this fight I have told Carl Froch what I believe is the truth and he hasn't chosen to believe it. I figured I'm going to spell it out for you at the press conference.
"I'm going to get in there, I'm going to do this in the first round, do that in the second round and I'm going to knock you back onto your back foot, drive you back in the third round.
"The warrior that is Carl Froch is going to get pushed back and he's got 48 hours to adjust to it and then when we get in the ring he's got three rounds to understand it. After three rounds then either I'm right or he's right and if I'm right he's out of his depth and that's when the fun begins."
Froch looked away first when the two fighters posed for a customary face-off and Groves felt this was a clear indication that he's winning the mind games.
"What Carl Froch gave away there was an insecurity in my opinion that he felt on his own," he said. "That he put up this battle against me face-to-face and then he had enough and he wanted out, was turning to (promoter) Eddie Hearn.
"If he just said this is enough, I don't need you no more and turned and was still on his own looking at the press, looking at the photographers, then I would have thought okay he just isn't engaging. But if he turns and asks for someone, it's just like a child asking for their mum at school. It's exactly how I would perceive it."