As we move ever closer to the British super fight coined the “Battle of Britain” the Country’s two leading super middleweights will square off in a highly eagerly awaited showdown on the 23rd November at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester, England. Froch, (won 31 [KO 22] + lost 2 [KO 0] + drawn 0), is a proven super middleweight having campaigned at World level for a number of years and holding both the WBA and IBF titles. Froch is coming off the back of a great winning streak after losing to slickster Andre Ward in the final of the super six tournament back in December 2011. This streak includes two epic battles with his Denmark rival and friend Mikkel Kessler which resulted in one win each and arguably Froch’s best performance obliterating the then unbeaten Canadian Lucian Bute in Nottingham, England. Groves (won 19 [KO 15] + lost 0 [KO 0] + drawn 0), is an up and coming fighter who has risen through the ranks to become a mandatory challenger and is totally convinced that he has the measure of Froch. Two weeks ago Sky TV’s ringside show broadcast a special episode focusing on the fight. What was fascinating about this was the animosity that was clear to see between both fighters as they both sat on the infamous ringside sofa whilst being interviewed by Johnny Nelson and Adam Smith. Highlights from the Sky Sports show can be seen on the. Groves is relatively inexperienced in comparison to Froch, his biggest fight coming against bitter domestic rival James Degale in May 2011, which he won, on a close and controversial point’s decision. However, the young lion is unbeaten and has a KO percentage of 78%, posing a real threat to Froch. Groves however clearly rattled the usually unphased Froch, who even refused to engage in any eye contact and at one point appeared to get agitated by the relentless taunts from Groves. Groves is only 25 years of age and displayed all the traits of a tenacious up and coming fighter full of self-belief and oozing confidence. This clearly riled Froch. The seasoned veteran Froch, at 36 years of age, was at first unperturbed but as the show went on the frustration was clear to see.