George Groves Irish Trainer: I have to bring my A game too

THE Irish trainer of George Groves says he is under pressure to bring is A game to his charges massive Wembley rematch with Carl Froch this Saturday night.

Paddy Fitzpatrick mans Groves corner for the biggest domestic British clash in recent history and claims his focus is on ensuring he plays his part in a Groves win.

“It’s up to me then to be on my A game because when George comes back to the corner I just have one minute to guide him and give him my instructions,” Fitzpatrick told the Mirror.

Groves lost the first clash after a controversial stoppage, but dominated the opening six rounds and looked set to cause an upset.

As a result Fitzpatrick says that team Groves are not just confident of victory, but have proved a win in the sell out contest is possible. Indeed the Irish coach believes Groves could beat the World champion without too much trouble on Saturday night.

“We’re confident. We went into the first being confident with no proof. But since that first fight we have proof that, not only did the game plan work, but George is quicker than Carl.

“His feet were better, his jab was more varied and spiteful and when he mixed combinations with Carl he was quicker than him. I expected that fight to be one sided. I thought it would be physical but I told George that if he did everything right, he could get through it without it being too taxing.”


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