Fight sponsors Betway offer 4/1 that Groves completes a Rubik’s Cube during press conference
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We’re getting very close to the Wembley showdown between Carl Froch and George Groves, with leading bookmaker Betway sponsoring a race which is one of the biggest bouts in the history of UK boxing.
The original fight ended controversially last autumn when the Froch was awarded a TKO decision prematurely, with Groves having knocked down the champion in round one and leading on points with the judges when the referee drew a halt to proceedings.
This time around, the bookies have priced up the encounter to be a good deal closer, with Froch a best price 73/100 to claim victory, while Betway offer 5/4 about Groves claiming the Cobra’s two belts and announcing himself as a world-class champion.
There are also lots of betting specials, with Groves available at odds of 4/1 to complete a Rubik’s Cube during the press conference, something that the Chelsea fan did earlier in the month while questioning Froch’s mental state.
The same odds are available about either fighter mentioning halitosis after Froch’s repeated insinuations that Groves has bad breath whenever the pair square up for a photo session, while Betway go 5/1 about either fighter walking out before the conference finishes.
Groves has warned Froch he is about to enter a fight which he cannot win, telling Sky Sports: ‘Froch is banking on the fact that he’s a 12-round fighter and I’m not but he’s in for a rude awakening because it will be a breeze.
‘When I say three rounds I’m not talking about a three round fight. I don’t need to come out and empty the tank in three rounds. I’m going to go out and do what I do. I don’t think Carl Froch would even last three rounds at that pace.
‘The fact of the matter is that if Carl is in better shape or he does manage to withstand the punishment past six rounds then it will only get worse. It will get worse for him round on round as I will get faster, fitter stronger as I get more and more settled into the bout.
‘What people have misunderstood before is that just because Carl Froch a lot of the time doesn’t mean that he works for 12 rounds. It doesn’t mean that I can’t go 12 rounds because I knock most of my opponents out before 12 rounds”.
Meanwhile, there are betting specials focusing on the weigh-in and odds of 25/1 are available that a punch is thrown, while 20/1 is offered that a new tattoo is revealed on the eve of the fight.
All odds were correct at time of posting.