Groves vows to put the Cobra to sleep at Wembley

LONDON, (Reuters) – George Groves has predicted he will put Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch to sleep when they meet at a sold-out Wembley stadium tomorrow for their WBA and IBF super-middleweight world championship re-match.

“Anyone who’s watched me and watched the open workouts knows that we’ve been working on the left hooks, that the left hook will work and the left hook will finish Carl Froch,” the Londoner told a news conference.

“It’s a shot that Carl’s always been vulnerable to. He doesn’t cover his chin and the left hook will put him to sleep.”

Froch, the defending champion from Nottingham, looked unperturbed and predicted Groves would not see out the fight.

“I’m convinced George Groves won’t hear the final bell because I know what I need to do and I know how to do it,” said the Briton, who has 32 wins (23 by knockout) from 34 fights with two defeats.

“I have prepared for this fight like no other before. I’m in unbelievable shape and I’m just really looking forward to doing the job on Saturday night and defending my two world titles successfully.”

The fight is the first staged at the new national stadium in North London, with organisers talking of a sellout 80,000 strong crowd – more than any post-World War Two bout in Britain.

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