Unbeaten George Groves confident of defeating Carl Froch

Last Updated: 25/10/13 12:53pm

George Groves challenges Carl Froch for his IBF and WBA super middleweight belts in front of the Sky Sports Box Office cameras in Manchester on November 23 and the undefeated 25-year-old thinks he knows the blueprint to beating the veteran champ.

"This is the perfect fight for me. I want to be a champion and I want to fight for world titles. Our own Carl Froch is a great world champion and obviously he's been a great ambassador for British boxing and for me to go out and beat Carl Froch means that I'm legit and I haven't taken an easy route," Groves told Ringside.

"Being the underdog is never an issue, never a problem because I've been there before. It's just about me going out there and showing what I'm about and showing that I do belong at this level."

"Not remembering my name isn't very clever because he'll probably not remember his own name by the time I've finished with him."

George Groves

Froch has publicly called out Groves stating he's not ready for the challenge, but the Londoner is dismissive of the Nottingham fighter's trash talk.

"Carl's very good at demeaning my achievements and almost talking down to me with back-handed compliments. He should probably be a politician he's that good at it.

"I don't think he really wants to fight me. I honestly think he likes to fight guys where the pressure is off; fighting me 19-0, aged 25, hasn't boxed for a world title yet and he gets beat - where does he go from there?

"The only guy I need to convince that I can beat is Carl Froch. If that happens before I get in the ring then it's an easy night's work. If it happens after four rounds then the rest of the fight is going to be easy.

"Not remembering my name isn't very clever because he'll probably not remember his own name by the time I've finished with him.

"There's a blueprint for beating Carl Froch. So far no one has discovered that blueprint for beating me. I'll attack his weaknesses, I'll nullify his strengths and I'll get him out of there."

Not ready yet

Despite Groves' confidence, IBF middleweight title champion Darren Barker told Ringside he thinks this fight has come too soon for the Twickenham man.

"I think this has come a little too soon for George," he said.

"There's no doubting he's a good fighter and he's got the amateur pedigree as well. But I just think it's a step too far, Carl's unbelievable and I think he'll do the business on the night.

"He's going to need to be mentally switched on against Carl. The timing of the fight is not perfect with [Groves'] split from trainer Adam Booth, too. Belief goes a long way, but I still think it's too much too soon."

Froch v Groves will be on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday, November 23