George “The Saint” Groves insists his plans and preparation for his up and coming Super Middleweight IBF and WBA challenge against Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch, November 23rd, in Manchester, have not been derailed since his recent split with long time trainer Adam Booth. Who’m George started his professional career with in 2008; 19 professional fights ago.
The 25 year old Londoner faces Champion 36 year old Froch from Nottingham in a Battle Of Britain clash, a real World Class domestic dust up which has the Boxing World anticipating a very intriguing clash and the UK fans loving the thought of more World Class Boxing on their ‘serious fight fans’ shores. You would have to go back 10 years nearly to the date! when the UK had their last “Battle Of Britain” this being Heavyweights Lennox Lewis v Frank Bruno October 1993 and also in the same month in 1993 UK Super Middleweights Chris Eubank v Nigel Benn went to war for a second time!.
George Groves insists he is fully focused on the task and recently disclosed some information on the split saying “Adam informed me that we were no longer working together to which I accepted…sometimes relationships are not always as they seem on the outside”….George also divulged that himself and Adam Booth are currently not on talking terms & it doesn’t bother him and states that’s Boxing sometimes…
George continued.. “With the fight close I had to make decisions so I got Paddy Fitzpatrick in who I’ve worked with previous, he’s a great coach and knows the score…ultimately it’s down to me in the ring, I just need Paddy to nudge me in the direction I know to go”.
Groves will get his chance to “have his honest conversation” come November 23rd as he claimed previously after knocking out 34 year old Noe Gonzalez Alcoba (Froch v Kessler II undercard) “I’m ready for any 168 – pound fighter.
This fight is a real interesting one, with Groves being well schooled, younger, faster than Froch, good technically and carries Knockout power, and in what’s only his 20th professional fight…against Carl Froch, the road warrior only ever been down once (Jermain Taylor) and has fought the best of the best; runner up in the Super Six Tournament only to Ring rated number one Andre Ward. Froch has been fighting for World Titles since Jean Pascal 2008 – This will be Froch’s 11th Title fight in a row…which without question puts him amongst some of the very best.
November 23rd is a massive defining night for both fighters, Carl to continue his legacy or George to arrive in style.
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