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Groves: I expect to stop Glen Johnson

To date, former world champion Glen Johnson has been stopped only once in 70 fights – by Bernard Hopkins 15 years ago – but former British super middleweight king George Groves (15-0, 12 KOs) hopes to kick-start his charge towards a world title in 2013 by doing an emphatic number on the 43-year-old ‘Road Warrior’ this Saturday at London’s ExCel Arena.

“Clearly Glencoffe knows how to survive, even if he doesn’t come to survive,” said Groves. “Stopping him would make a huge statement. I do expect to stop him but don’t expect him to just fall over.”

Johnson, who has dropped five of his last seven fights, was lured out of retirement for this fight. Word is he’s not being trained by Orlando Cuellar for this bout.

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