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Carl Froch on his rematch opponent, George Groves

by Steve Clamp

Carl Froch has told ITV News Central his opponent on Saturday night "is a great fighter".

'The Cobra' will face George Groves for a second time in the biggest fight in post-war British boxing history.

The first fight was controversially stopped in the ninth round.

READ: FROCH V GROVES II: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Carl Froch on his Wembley rematch preparations

by Steve Clamp

Carl Froch, the current WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Champion, says he is "feeling strong" ahead of Saturday's biggest post-war fight in British boxing history.

'The Cobra', from Nottingham, takes on George Groves at Wembley.

The pair met previously for Froch v Groves I, but the battle was controversially stopped in the ninth round forcing a rematch.

READ: FROCH V GROVES II: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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"Biggest fight in history"

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@stgeorgegroves Got off lightly with a TKO last time, it's going to be a Category 1. Total Destruction! This time! http://t.co/zeSoViVnyT

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Londoner George Groves has refused to fight Carl Froch unless the British Boxing Board of Control allow a non-British crew of officials for their super-middleweight world title rematch later this year.

The 25-year-old claimed at a press conference today that the ninth-round stoppage by referee Howard Foster which saw Froch beat him in November was a "stonewall" robbery.

The pair will meet again on May 31 at Wembley.

Promoter Eddie Hearn backed Groves's call for neutral officials, saying the May rematch will be the "biggest fight in British boxing history".

Groves taunts Froch on twitter

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For everyone wondering... Yes I completed the Rubik's cube while Froch was talking today at the Presser @skyadamsmith will confirm! ;)

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I can also confirm @leefroch has not started his #Diet yet! With Easter looming he's already one creme egg off hospital admission! #TeamTubs

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Fighting at Wembley 'the Rolls Royce' of boxing

The last Briton to to fight at Wembley Stadium was Frank Bruno.

Frank Bruno seen in 1995 fighting Oliver McCall at Wembley Stadium Credit: Press Association

Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Frank Bruno said:

"Whatever the crowd was there for my fight against Oliver McCall - whether it was 2,000 or 50,000 - it didn't matter. Because those there were unbelievable, the way they got behind me and it gave me a big boost.

"Fighting at Wembley is the Rolls Royce, the Bentley, of boxing. It is a dream come true. It has always been the big place to hold the big fights. It was nerve wracking but it was an amazing feeling."

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