Carl Froch vs George Groves preview and enhanced odds boxing betting offers for the Wembley showpiece on Saturday 31st May 2014.
The wait is nearly over for one of the most anticipated fights in British boxing history. Boxing fans are counting down the hours until the warriors, Carl “The Cobra” Froch and “Saint” George Groves, enter the ring in front of 80,000 delirious Brits, we take a look at the build-up and predict where the fight, billed Froch vs Groves II, will be won and lost.
Enhanced betting odds for Froch vs Groves on Saturday:
Carl Froch to win the fight – 3/1: bet here at Betfair.
George Groves to win the fight – 5/1: bet here with Betfair.
So much has been made of the prefight mind games in the build up to Froch Groves II you could begin to liken it to the qualifying stage of a F1 grand prix, with both fighters vying for that all important pole position come fight night.
There has been no hiding how much George Groves won the psychological battle of the first fight, with even Froch himself admitting that Groves’ attitude towards him got under his skin on numerous occasions in the build-up.
However, this time round we have seen a better-rounded, grounded Carl Froch. Groves’ attempts to wind up the Cobra have sometimes bordered on desperate. He has taken to speaking in riddles and attempting to belittle Froch at every opportunity when in the public eye. Froch’s focused and confidence frame of mind closely resembles the likes of which we seen before Froch/Kessler 2 and in the build-up to the Lucian Bute fight, and we all know how they turned out.
Groves on the other hand has been very intelligent in the way he has kept all the focus on how Froch is dealing with the upcoming super-fight, rather than question his own psychological state. Not a lot has been said about Groves’ frame of mind. He uses his portrayal of confidence to instil trust that he is coping with all situations with ease. A major way he does this is by meticulously planning his public appearances, preparing his insults down to the letter and attempting to force Froch into awkward questions and answers. When the control is taken out of his hands we begin to see more truth to the situation. On Sky Sports’ “Gloves are Off” programme that aired on Saturday night, we seen a flustered and stuttering George Groves for the first time. Is this a sign that the magnitude of the Wembley showdown is starting to take its toll on the young Londoner?
What we do know is this time round we have two fighters full of confidence that both believe, whole heartedly, that they will be the one on Saturday night with their arm being raised by the referee, in front of the biggest post war boxing crowd in British history. Froch isn’t being naive to think he can walk over Groves like he did in the build up to the first fight, a certain right hand that put him clean on his back in Round One made sure of that. Add to that Groves’ knowledge that he can hurt Froch badly and seemingly at will, we have the making of one of the best fights ever to be seen on British soil this weekend.
Never before has predicting a winner of a fight split the nation so much. Public interest, from die hard boxing historians to the new casual boxing fans, has been astronomical. All of which will give you a valid argument of different outcomes of this World Championship mega fight.
One thing that can be agreed upon is with today’s press conference and the huge, public weigh-in at Wembley Arena on Friday, there is sure to be many more twists and turns before both fighters enter the ring at 9.45pm on Saturday 31st May.
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