Carl Froch: 'I have learned from my mistakes'

Carl Froch faces the media during a press conference to promote his upcoming fight against George Groves at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel on September 17, 2013
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IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch insists that he has learned from his mistakes as he prepares for his rematch with George Groves at Wembley Stadium.

IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch believes that George Groves is in "trouble" if he tries to stop him inside three rounds in their rematch at Wembley next weekend.

Groves has predicted that he will secure victory in the opening rounds of the contest, but Froch has encouraged the challenger to meet him in the middle of the ring after the first bell.

The 36-year-old told Sky Sports News: "I've experienced his irritating attitude and his attempts to get under my skin, and they worked last time - they really wound me up and frustrated me.

"It isn't going to happen twice. I've learned from that and evolved, and it's all about me this time. I'm going to be turning up in the best possible shape that I could be in for this fight.

"He is talking about a three-round fight, but that suits me down to the ground. He's in trouble if he tries to do that, because the sooner he tries to mix with me, the fight is over in my favour."

The first encounter between the two Brits ended in controversial fashion when referee Howard Foster deemed Groves unfit to continue in the ninth round, despite the Londoner appearing to still be active in the fight.

Carl Froch and George Groves go head to head to promote their upcoming fight during a press conference at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel on September 17, 2013
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