Haye backs Groves

13 05 2011

David Haye has backed stablemate George Groves to do the business in his May 21st showdown with James DeGale. Groves is a big underdog with the bookies but Haye believes he will prove them wrong – just as he did when he upset Enzo Maccarinelli to become unified cruiserweight champion back in 2008.

“The word in the gym is he’s ready to rumble, he’s ready to go,” he told Ringside.

“The way I see it it’s a similar situation to when I fought Enzo Maccarinelli; he was a product of the Frank Warren stable, he had a lot of people backing him for that fight, a lot of hype but George has done it the old-fashioned way, similar to what I had.

“I’ve seen what George has been doing in the ring, in sparring, and if he can apply that in the ring I’m 100 per cent confident that he will not only beat him, but beat him comfortably.

“He’s been getting some good spars out in America, light-heavyweights, cruiserweights, Andre Dirrell, his brother. I’ve not sparred with him; he’s fighting a southpaw and I’ve got no relevance to James DeGale.

“He’s been doing a lot of rounds – a lot of tough rounds – as you can see because he’s marked up.

“He’s adapted to the southpaw style perfectly and this is George Groves’ coming out fight for sure. He’s going to put on a show, believe me.”

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