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Carl Froch-George Groves tickets sell out in just 11 minutes

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Tickets for the Carl Froch-George Groves fight sold out in just 11 minutes ahead of their clash at the Phones 4U Arena (formerly MEN), Manchester on the 23rd November.

Tickets had gone on sale following that news of the sellout, WBA and IBF Supermiddleweight champion, Froch told Sky Sports News that Groves was out of his depth.

"I just told him the truth, that's he's out of his depth and he is getting beat on the 23rd of November," 

"He's a trained fighter, he's unbeaten and he's got quite a high knockout ratio against a level of opposition but boxing, unfortunately for him, is all about levels and I'm in a totally different league than George Groves."

"He's not mixed at this level in his whole career, he's tried to mix at this level in sparring and been found out a few times."

"I put him over myself in sparring, and to be honest, I was pulling my punches when I hit him, I sort of him with half a shot as I knew it was going to land, so I pulled it and it still decked him and he's been knocked out a few times."

"When the 10oz gloves on fight night start landing on his chin, there's only going to be one result that's going to be George Groves knocked out on the floor. Simple as that."

Froch then admitted he would not be taking the threat posed by Groves lightly, saying "This fight is potentially a massive banana skin for me, to lose to somebody like George Groves could be curtains on my career and I don't want to turn it in yet."

"I need to do business and do in style. It's not just about winning, it's about how I win. I cannot see this fight going the distance."

"At some stage George Groves is going to have to stand in front of me and fight for survival. "And when he does that, he's going to get clipped, and he's going to have a visit to the canvas and I don't think he's going to be getting back up."

"If he does get back up because maybe he's trained hard and is super fit, he'll be getting smashed back down again, trust me, believe me, this fight is getting ended by KO. I am knocking out George Groves in style."

Also speaking to Sky Sports News following today's press conference Groves had this to say  "Carl lacks a lot technically, he lacks a lot physically and mentally when this fight comes round.

"I am more than ready to fight Carl Froch and I will beat him. I can't wait to get in there and do it."

"I'm supremely confident, hopefully it doesn't come across as arrogance, because I know whatever happens in this fight, I will find a way to beat Carl Froch."

Since the press conference though there has been another twist in this tale as rumours have begun to circulate suggesting that George Groves and his trainer Adam Booth have parted company.

If this rumour turns out to be true it must be seen as a huge blow for Groves ahead of the biggest fight of his career so far.

Booth is a good trainer and is excellent at devising gameplans for his fighters to execute as he has already done before for Groves, most famously in his bout with Olympic Gold medallist James DeGale, when Groves took a majority decision win. 

Adam Booth is more famously known for being David Haye's trainer, and has been working with the "Hayemaker" devising a plan for David to take into his fight with Tyson Fury on the 28th September. 

If the rumour is to be believed then maybe it is due to the fact that Booth will have been focusing his attentions mainly on Haye just lately and perhaps Groves feels he needs the full attention of his trainer for the biggest bout of his life.

For now though we will have to see how things develop. One thing for sure is that this fight should provide us with an excellent night of Boxing no matter who is in Groves' corner.

The Froch vs. Groves bout can be seen live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday 23rd November.

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