On Saturday night 80,000 fans will gather inside Wembley Stadium to watch the most anticipated fight in decades. The British post war record attendance for a bout will be smashed as it stands at 55,000, who watched Ricky Hatton defeat Juan Luzcano in the City of Manchester Stadium.
Super-middleweight champion Carl Froch will take on George Groves for the second time after a controversial stoppage in the first fight meant he retained his title.
The thing that makes this fight extra special is the genuine dislike between the fighters. After the first fight, Froch refused to give Groves any credit, despite being floored in the first round and taking a beating for the next six rounds.
Instead he has admitted Groves got the better of him psychologically and wound him up, but Froch insists that this time round he is cool.
"George irritated me then, I’m cool now," reported the Daily Mail.
These mind games are what Groves thrives on, getting under Froch's skin and disrupting him from his game plan. Froch may say he is 'cool' this time round, but by pushing Groves at the Wembley press conference, it shows there are cracks in his cool exterior.
The 36-year-old reaching the end of his career whereas Groves is ten years his junior, and the fast handed Londoner has predicted a win in just three rounds.
“I think three rounds. Paddy thinks five. You should never go against a coach, but I think it doesn’t really matter how Carl Froch decides to approach this fight,” he was quoted saying by The Telegraph.
Whether there will be mutual respect shown by both the fighters after the fight remains to be seen but whatever the outcome, the spectacle of these two taking each other on once more is mouth-watering.
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