After weeks of speculation Carl Froch has confirmed that he will defend his IBF and WBA Super-middleweight belts against fellow Brit George Groves.

This is the second massive all-British showdown that has been announced in recent weeks, with David Haye's bout with Tyson Fury in September already being announced.

Both fighters appeared on Sky Sports News to discuss the fight after the announcement.

Carl Froch was in a very confident mood - certainly fancying his chances against his younger opponent and took time out to also land some early verbal blows. 

The Nottingham fighter questioned Groves' decision to fly out to Mikkel Kessler’s training camp prior to the Froch rematch in May and spar with him, essentially working against a fellow British fighter. 

Though Froch did concede that it was a decision in Groves' best interests and he did not hold it against him, it was certainly a comment aimed to get under the skin of his less experienced opponent. 

But Groves is 19 professional fights unbeaten and is more than capable of handling this verbal exchanges. But how will he handle the physical exchanges come late November? 

Groves has certainly established himself as a very strong and skilled fighter. 

He also showed everyone what fantastic guts and determination he had in the James DeGale fight which he entered as a considerable underdog. 

I do not doubt for one moment that he will rise to the occasion in his fight against Froch and put in a fantastic account of himself. 

But this is boxing and it is a tough sport, and more often than not the toughest, most ruthless fighter comes out on top and in this case that man is Froch. 

Froch's last two fights have established him as one of the greatest super-middlweights of all time, and also what a ruthless warrior he is as well.

The way in which he destroyed the unbeaten and dangerous Lucian Bute was something to behold but maybe more impressive was the way in which he avenged his defeat to Kessler in May.

The true greats of boxing are the ones who pick themselves up after losses and that is exactly what Froch has done but he's managed to find yet another gear. 

Somehow, if it is possible, Froch's punches seem to have got even harder in his last couple of fights and his work rate as ever remains one of the best in boxing. 

Put these aforementioned skills alongside his vast big fight experience and it is hard too see past Froch walking out of the ring with his belts intact. 

One thing we know for sure is that whenever Froch steps in the ring there is sure to be fireworks.

 

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