Arthur Abraham believes George Groves can beat his conqueror Carl Froch

Last Updated: 14/11/13 9:13am

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Carl Froch pounded out a points win over Arthur Abraham in 2011

Carl Froch pounded out a points win over Arthur Abraham in 2011

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Arthur Abraham insists he would not be shocked if George Groves upsets the odds by beating Carl Froch.

Abraham is fully aware of Froch's ring skills as he suffered a one-sided points defeat at the hands of 'The Cobra' in 2011.

But he has watched Groves' progress with interest and believes he can rip away Froch's WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles on November 23, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Abraham, a former two-weight world champion, witnessed Groves' two-round demolition of Baker Barakat in Germany and has tipped him as a future star of the division.

"I see Groves as a lively underdog and would not be surprised if he beats Froch," he told skysports.com.

"I was ringside March 23, when he stopped his opponent in fashion and I am really impressed by him. He could well be one of the best in the future as he is still very young."

Froch has questioned whether the 25-year-old Groves is a worthy challenger, but Abraham feels he is taking 'The Saint' too lightly.

He is backing the younger man to pull off a points triumph if he holds his nerve on the big stage.

"Froch is physically and mentally very strong and not intimidated by anyone, but in the build-up he sounds like as if he underestimates Groves' abilities a tad too much," said Abraham

"Groves is more dynamic than Froch and might be able to beat him to the punch.

"If Groves can handle the surroundings, I see him winning this fight on points."

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