Carl Froch and George Groves weighed in today ahead of their ‘Battle of Britain’ clash in Manchester tomorrow night and such is the intensity between the pair they had to be separated as they both stared each other out and exchanged words.
Froch whispered in Groves’ ear before the bitter rivals were pulled apart.
Froch the defending WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion, tipped the scales at 11st 13lb, below the 12st limit, while the unbeaten Groves was over a pound inside the super-middleweight mark at 11st 12lbs.
The Nottingham man insisted that Groves looked ‘petrified’ when both men went head-to-head for the last time before they step into the ring in Manchester.
When asked what he said on the podium, Froch said: “I was just letting him know he is in deep water. The time is now. David Haye will say the same, it’s just sort of bringing reality.
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“In all honesty, I didn’t say a great deal that was significant because he was just silent and he looked petrified. Yesterday he looked worried, today he looks really, really worried.
“He looks like a really worried man that realises the magnitude of the event and it will be dawning on him. I don’t think he’s sleeping and he shouldn’t be because he’s in serious trouble.”
Froch is is refusing to even contemplate losing to his belts to Groves.
“Nothing could be any worse than to lose to this guy,” he said. “I cannot even say the word, but it would be absolutely devastating.
“Nothing would be worse. What I have achieved in boxing and what I have done and how far I have come. To fight Lucian Bute unbeaten and to beat Mikkel Kessler in the rematch, to now lose to this chump. It couldn’t be any worse.”
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