David Haye says that the upcoming rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves is too close to call – and that the right training methods could push it either way, Mirror.co.uk reports.
The duo will do battle at Wembley Stadium on May 31, in a rematch mandated by the IBF following Froch’s controversial ninth-round stoppage of Groves back in November.
Challenger Groves has lambasted that decision as a “stonewall robbery,” while champion Froch has said that he will be leaving no doubt in people’s minds when he wins this time around.
And while both men’s antipathy towards each other leads to each of them believing he is the better man, it is a subject where Haye refuses to put his neck on the line.
“I think you can expect a very competitive fight,” said the former world heavyweight champion, via SecondsOut.com.
“I think they proved first time round they both have the attributes to beat either man. Carl Froch got George (Groves) late, George got to Carl early…the referee didn’t give George the benefit of the doubt and the fight was stopped prematurely.
“I think both fighters have what it takes to beat the other, if they adapt the right training methods and fight philosophy from when that first bell goes.”