I’VE GOT A BIGGER REACH THAN CHUDINOV – GEORGE GROVES

For George Groves, luck will have no place in his fight with FedorChudinov, one in which he makes his fourth attempt to win on the world stage.

Throughout his 28 fight professional career, Groves has lost about three times, and always at fights involving world titles. However, the Londoner is ready to ignore that fact as he prepares for the showdown in Sheffield on Saturday where he would be contesting for the vacant WBA super-middleweight crown.

Speaking to Standard Sport, he made some comments about his opponent, whom he says he has got a bigger reach than.
“People are saying fourth time lucky but luck won’t come into it,” he said.

He added: “I came face to face with him for the first time yesterday and I’m taller than him, I’ve got a bigger reach and I’m a bit wider. So my only luck is that I go into the fight with all the advantage.”

And while his last opponent, Eduard Gutknecht still remains in a coma, Groves has decided to try and refrain from thinking too much about it.

One other thing he has had to put out of his mind is that this would most likely be his very last and best chance at becoming world champion.Previously, he had missed out on two occasions to Carl Froch and also on another occasion to Badou Jack.

However, Groves will be hoping to approach this particular fight more as a freshen-up fight without thinking of it as a world title fight or even as an eliminator.

He noted that in the past, he had made mistakes by thinking too far ahead, thus getting too overconfident especially in the both times he fought against Froch. Thus for him, it would be dangerous to look too far ahead.