So far 60, 000 tickets have been sold for the George Groves and Carl Froch boxing rematch that will take place tomorrow, Saturday at the Wembley Stadium in London.
This would be a rematch after their first encounter in Manchester where Froch came out triumphant after a bitter fight.
At the pre-fight press conference yesterday, Groves predicted in precise manner how he’ll knock out Froch.
“It’ll be the left hook that finishes Carl,” Groves said.
“Anyone who has watched the media workouts or the Behind the Ropes documentary will know we’ve been working on left hooks – the left hook will work.”
But Froch replied him: “I better pick that right hand up then and get it by my chin.”
According to Groves, it was injustice that robbed him of his indisputable win during the first match.
“I 100 per cent know I can go 12 rounds – I could have gone 12 rounds the first time,” Groves said.
“That’s why we’re here right now, why it’s being called unfinished business –we’re picking up where the last fight left off and I plan to perform.
“I’m going to get better and better, round on round.
“I can go 12 rounds if need be, I can go more, I’m in fantastic shape and I’m going to be out there straight in my rhythm, straight in my groove.”
Froch bit back: “Hardcore boxing fans know what I’m about.
“When I turn up in the shape I’m in now – you’ve seen it time and time again against top, top opposition – I’ve proved I can perform at the top level.”
“I’m bringing that confidence and that experience with me into this fight on top of being at absolutely unbelievable shape which will allow me to perform at my best for the whole duration of the fight if necessary.
“But I’m convinced this fight won’t go the distance and that George Groves won’t hear the final bell.
“Because I know what I have to do and how I’m going to do it.”
Froch boasts of 32 professional wins out of 34 contests. He is 36 years old but Groves is only 26. Froch relies on his invaluable experience to give him victory.
“You’re using the 36-year-old as a question mark around whether or not I can still do it at this level,” Froch said.
“But of course I’ve still got it what it takes and of course I can still do what I did in my twenties.
“I am performing, the output is there, I’m still doing it. It may be a cliche but age really is just a number.”
However, Groves wants to prove him otherwise tomorrow.
“I’m going to perform on Saturday night and become world champion and do it on the big stage looking very good doing it,” He said.
“In boxing you can be the most talented fighter out there but you need people to watch and I’m fortunate I’m in that situation.
“I will arrive on Saturday night – no stone has been left unturned, I’m fully prepared and I just can’t wait.”
Oh well, we can’t wait either. It’s going to be a match of a lifetime.
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