Noe Gonzalez Alcoba predicts fireworks when he face George Groves
Noe Gonzalez Alcoba believes he will expose George Groves' 'weak chin' in an explosive clash on Saturday night.
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 24/05/13 4:01pm
Groves is edging closer to a world title fight, but first he must get past dangerous puncher Alcoba on the undercard of the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler fight, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The Argentinian came up short at the highest level, dropping a points decision to Felix Sturm for the WBA title in 2007, but he boasts a daunting knockout record.
Groves also packs plenty of power, with 14 stoppages in his 18 wins, but Alcoba has questioned his rivals' punch resistance and expects him to wilt in a brief battle.
"I know he's a good boxer, I'm very motivated for this fight. I know that I can beat him, he's got a weak chin," Alcoba told Skysports.com.
"This fight, it's for either of the two of us. We can both punch and whoever will get in first, will win.
"I'm going to go after him from the start and we'll see how we get on."
Alcoba's hopes of another world title shot were dealt a major setback by a second-round knockout defeat by Adonis Stevenson, who challenges Chad Dawson for the WBC belt in June.
But the 34-year-old plans to push himself ahead of Groves in the queue by ruining the British fighter's unbeaten record this weekend.
"That's what I'm aiming for. I'm hoping to win and win well so I can go forward from here and help my family," he said.
"I've known about this for nearly two months. I've had good sparring and good training, so I'm ready for the fight."