Is Froch intimidated by Groves?
By Michael Balfour: Why was IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) letting George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) wind him up because of their up coming fight on November 23rd at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK. Groves made some good points regarding opponents that have given Froch problems.
Jermaine Taylor was winning his fight with Froch in April 2009, and was ahead on all three score cards. He just had to do a Ricky Burns and hold on and he was champion. Andre Direll won a close fought bout with Froch. I had Dirrell by one round. The daddy of them all Andre Ward schooled Froch in the Super Six final and won going away. Groves is right in what he says in that against boxers who are slick, can box will always give Froch trouble.
We all know Froch is a granite-jawed champion who likes a tear up that is fine for the boxer who wants to stand and
trade but we all know boxing is about HIT AND BE HIT. Froch is a good champion, but very limited in what he can do. Remember what Andre Ward said when he fought Froch. we knew he was slow, but we did not think he was that slow.
If Groves keeps fighting on the outside and does not stay in the pocket, he could get the decision. If he chooses to duke it out with Froch, it will be all over within 5 rounds.
You have to ask yourself why is Froch acting like it is his first title fight, and Groves is like the veteran who has seen it done it and bought the t-shirt.