Carl Froch told talkSPORT that George Groves has given him the extra motivation for the domestic dust-up for super-middleweight supremacy on Saturday night.
Froch has warned that the 25-year-old challenger that he has done himself no favours and will be in for a 'pasting' because of his continuous taunting and loudmouth antics.
The IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion is not impressed by Groves' behaviour ahead of the fight and believes the unbeaten Hammersmith-born pretender's approach has lacked class.
“Maybe I wouldn’t have been as motivated if he had have been more humble and appreciative of his chance,” the Cobra said.
“I am digging in, I’m biting down on my gum shield, I am running hard, because I have got this guy, I don’t particularly like, in the back of my mind and I’m thinking there is no way I can lose to this guy, so I'm making sure I go the extra mile.
“I look at George Groves and honestly the fear factor is not there. It is about me being a consummate professional doing what I do best. If I relax, which I'm going to do, and do what I do on fight night there is only going to be one winner, it is as simple as that.
“It could be his undoing because he is going to get the very best of me and his going to get a pasting, for his cheek to be honest. He has put the pressure on himself.
"Trust me on Saturday night when the first-round bell rings, he's in a world of trouble."
Groves accused Froch of putting on 'forced confidence' and 'fabricated lies and exaggerations' on his twitter account after Froch appeared on Sky Sports News last week.
The super-middleweight rivals also had a heated war of words on Sky Sports' Ringside earlier this month, where Groves constantly attempted to tease and undermine his experienced counterpart during an interview.
The pair will have their final showdown on Saturday night at Manchester's Phones4u Arena, where Froch will look to cement his legacy by downing a challenger who is yet to taste defeat in the professional ranks.
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