Froch V Groves Part 2 Let action speak louder than words

froch0034552By Gari Jones: As we get closer to the sequel of Groves v Froch the final week of promoting gets into full gear. It’s going to be great atmosphere where 80,000 fans will fill up Wembley stadium and be anticipating a great fight. Having watched the interviews and studied the first encounter I think Groves is taking Froch just a bit too lightly for me.

Groves believes that in every department he has Froch beat. What about toughness? He can’t possibly expect the fight to go the same way again. Any fighter preparing for a rematch should know where he needs to improve and Froch has stated that it was the mental side of his game that let him down the last time.

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Carl Froch vs. George Groves II: Let the talking stop and the action begin!

froch11By Robbie Bannatyne: As we edge closer and closer to the second coming Carl Froch vs George Groves, next Saturday, in front of 80,000 fanatical fans at Wembley Stadium, it is nearly time for all the talking to stop and the action to begin.

Although the build up to the much anticipated second fight has been fascinating and full of intrigue- the intensity between the two men seems to have increased since the first fight!- as a boxing fan, who places more merit on action than words, I am delighted that both men will soon get down to business in the ring.

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Froch pulls Groves over table while shaking hand

grovesBy Scott Gilfoid: While meeting with challenger George Groves on Sky Sports’ “Froch vs. Groves the Gloves are off,” IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch yanked Groves over the table while Groves was giving him what appeared to be a hard handshake. Groves briefly pulled Froch to him in giving him the old iron handshake, but Froch responded by yanking Groves hard to where he was almost falling on the table. It was pretty shocking to see a harmless handshake being turned into what could have resulted in an injury.

After the incident, Froch looked at Groves and smiled at him, as if he were satisfied with what had just took place.

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Froch says third fight with Groves possible

froch1111By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) has yet to step inside the ring with George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) for their second fight and already Froch is talking about maybe getting in the ring with him for a third fight. Froch can see himself doing such a think if he loses his two straps on Saturday night. With the British boxing public very interested in seeing these two guys go at it, Froch says a trilogy fight is possible.

“Who knows? I expect to stop Groves but what if I had lost a fantastic fight? Maybe that would mean trilogy fight in front of another sell-out crowd at the National Stadium,” Froch said via the

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Froch battles Groves next Saturday: The Dark Cobra Rises

froch782By Byron James: Next Saturday night belongs to personally the most eagerly awaited fight of my fifteen years as a devoted boxing fan. Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) will once against step into the ring with the relatively recent, but perhaps most fearsome nemesis of his boxing career George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s).

The title of this article mirrors that of a well known recent blockbuster film, and in many ways the scenario Carl Froch faces is not altogether unlike the film’s protagonist. Coming into their first fight Carl Froch had finally found a long sought after connection with the British public. He was cheered into the ring whilst George Groves was welcomed with boos and jeers. However, leaving aside the well know and documented details of what happened in the fight (it was stopped too early) what transpired was a 30 minute window where roles were reversed.

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Hearn approves referee Charlie Fitch for Froch vs. Groves rematch

froch4444232By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn reportedly has approved American referee Charlie Fitch for the Carl Froch – George Groves rematch at the end of the month on May 31st. While Hearn has approved him, Groves and his trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick haven’t said whether they’re good with Fitch as the guy or not.

I’ve watched a couple of fights where Fitch was the referee, and I can’t recall seeing him jump on a guy and wrestle him into a head-lock to stop the fight prematurely like the referee Howard John Foster did the last time Froch and Groves got into the ring. However, I also didn’t see Fitch getting on any of the fighters’ cases about fouling, so I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad thing for the fight.

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Froch: I’m going to set a ferocious pace against Groves

froch9993By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) is convinced that the best way to beat George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) in their rematch on 5/31 is to come out and set a fast pace that will use up Groves’ energy quickly so that he can knock the 26-year-old quicker in front of the 80,000 fans that will be showing up to watch the fight at the Wembley Stadium in London, UK.

Froch thinks that Groves can’t change his spots and will fight him the way he did last time they fought in November. Groves fought a really dumb fight and gave away a perfectly winnable fight by punching himself out after just 6 rounds. You could see that Groves was going to have problems by the 4th round because he was getting ragged with his shots, and he was turning red from the fast pace of the fight.

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Booth expects Groves to box Froch, and not brawl like last time

froch66By Scott Gilfoid: Adam Booth, the former trainer for George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s), thinks he went overboard the last time he fought IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) by choosing to slug with Froch instead of sticking with his game plan on using his boxing skills to beat the 36-year-old. Booth thought that Groves got a little too impatient after finding a lot of success in the first six rounds of the fight.

Groves fought well when he was boxing Froch, and throwing just enough shots to win the rounds. But later in the fight, Groves threw too many shots and lost a lot of the power on his punches. And by the time referee Howard John Foster pulled the plug on the fight in the 9th, Groves looked ragged as he’d lost all the strength in his shots. He was punched out and pretty tired looking.

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Referee Charlie Fitch could work Froch-Groves 2 fight

By Scott Gilfoid: American referee Charlie Fitch has been offered up by the IBF to work the May 31st fight between IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) and George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) at the Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Both fighters have until the end of the week to say yes or veto the choice of Fitch. Froch’s team already rejected American referee Jack Reiss for the fight.

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Groves sees Froch as a broken man

froch1111By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) says that IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) is a broken man after their first fight together. Froch has been rumored to have seen a psychiatrist, and Groves sees the 36-year-old as being chased by demons from their past fight.

Whatever the case, Froch does seem to have changed his way of interacting with Groves. Whether that be from something he himself decided or something that was recommended by others it’s hard to say. But Froch does appear to be morose, listless and more than a little disengaged during the meetings that he’s had with Groves on television.

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