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George Groves: 'Youth gives me the edge over Carl Froch'

Groves: 'Youth gives me the edge over Froch'
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George Groves believes that his youth will give him an advantage over 36-year-old Carl Froch when the two meet in the ring.

George Groves has insisted that his youth will give him an advantage over Carl Froch when the two square off in the ring.

The British scrappers will meet in a world title clash later this year, with Froch's IBF and WBA world super-middleweight titles on the line.

Groves, 25, believes that he is in better shape than his 36-year-old opponent ahead of the bout.

"I'm ready. I'm 25, I feel I'm on the rise and getting stronger and stronger, and I don't think Carl can say the same," he told talkSPORT.

"Age is a factor and he's probably deteriorated slightly. He's 36 now and he takes a lot of punches during fights and I don't think he'll be able to take as many punches as me as he did against Mikkel [Kessler].

"Carl knows how to throw a shot but he doesn't know how to avoid a shot, he's going to have to improve his defense because I hit hard and am very accurate. I don't think he'll be able to take punches from me for 12 rounds."

The match will take place in the UK in either November or December.

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George Groves during an interview on January 23, 2012
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