Will Groves’ lack of respect for Froch cost him a rematch?

froch56267By Al Hmiel: Obviously George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) fought a great fight against the WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch last Saturday night. Groves stunned the boxing world with his quickness and speed in beating down Froch in the first 8 rounds of their title fight in Manchester, UK. The shocking knockdown of Froch in the first round quieted the Froch fan filled arena.

Groves proved his meddle and worthiness in beating the extremely slow Froch consistently till the hasty stoppage of questionable merit by the Referee in the 9th round. Froch at 36 looked 56 the first 8 rounds.

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Groves should have knocked out Froch in 1st round

froch5629By Al Hmiel: George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) was robbed in what should hav been a 1st round KO of IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) last Saturday night in Manchester, UK. Granted, Froch is probably the UK’s greatest fighter of all time, but Groves showed little respect for Froch and just wouldn’t bow down to the king of British boxing. Groves did not fear or respect Froch.

Groves started out fast and stunned the 36-year-old slow as frozen molasses Froch. Not since Andre Ward showed how slow Froch actually was has the slowness of Carl been so apparent until meeting up with the 25 year old Groves.

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Froch-Groves II needs to happen

froch83By Rav: Having watched the Carl Froch vs. George Groves fight last night, I saw two completely different scenarios which we didn’t think would happen; Froch was pushed back by Groves and at times looked amateurish and crude and didn’t know what to do, took way too many shots and looked punch drunk at times from heavy shots from Groves.

Due to this condition, chin and punch resistance being so good, Froch was able to fight on. Groves showed excellent technical skills with movement, stunning one punch power and the ability to exploit his opponents weaknesses with his strengths.

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Froch-Groves: The referee did the right thing

froch633By Florin: I have decided to write this article after witnessing the huge controversy in the aftermath of Saturday’s night grudge match between fellow Brits Carl Froch and George Groves.

Groves started off well and immediately dropped Froch by way of a huge right hand. To his credit Froch picked himself off the canvas and survived the round but he was staggered and could not get his shots flowing until later in the fight. Groves clearly dominated the fight and in my opinion he clearly won most of the rounds by scoring the cleaner shots and showing the better skill.

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Will there be a rematch between Froch and Groves?

groves63By Kyle Proctor: Well wasn’t this fight full of the unexpected, George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) knocking down IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) with a right hand in the 1st round and stunning pretty much everyone who said he didn’t have a big right hand.

Groves then bullied Froch with his speed and jab up to the 7th round, when, in my opinion, Groves started tire and Froch’s superior stamina started to come in to play. Froch hurt Groves in the 9th round which caused the referee to stop the fight early. However, as Froch only wobbled Groves I think it was bad refereeing and should of been a standing count at least.

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Groves: I want a rematch; I should be champion

groves834By Scott Gilfoid: George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) wants a rematch a day after his fight that he was ahead of against IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) was abruptly stopped in the 9th round by referee Howard John Foster after Groves was hit with some grazing shots and knocked off balance by Froch bumping into him at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, UK.

Foster put Groves in a head lock during an exchange for some strange reason and then Froch got in two free shots. Weird stoppage aside, you have to wonder why Foster didn’t disqualify Froch for the hitting Groves while he was defenseless with Foster holding him or why he didn’t disqualify Froch for hitting on the break is also something that really tarnished the fight.

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Khan and Haye unhappy with Froch-Groves fight result

groves94By Allan Fox: Amir Khan, David Haye and Glen McCrory were greatly disappointed with the referee Howard John Foster’s performance in stopping tonight’s fight between IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) and George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) in what they felt was a premature stoppage in the 9th round in Manchester, UK.

They all thought that Groves was still game and fighting back a the time that Foster lassoed Groves by the neck and called a halt to the bout.

What Haye and McCrory also had a problem with was the referee grabbing Groves by a headlock and putting him in a defenseless position to where Froch was then given the chance to nail Groves with two shots while he was being held. They felt that if the referee wanted to halt the fight prematurely, then he should have grabbed Froch rather than Groves.

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Froch beats Groves in controversial stoppage; Quigg stops Silva

froch56236By Scott Gilfoid: In a total blow it move by the referee, IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) was given credit for a 9th round TKO win over George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) in one of the worst stoppages that you’ll ever see tonight at the Phones 4u Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

The referee Howard Foster totally blew it by halting the fight while Groves was still fighting back. Words can’t describe how badly the referee screwed up in stopping this fight.

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McCrory: Groves must take the fight to Froch like Ward did

groves544By Scott Gilfoid: Tonight, George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) will be facing IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) will be meeting up in the battle of Britain in Manchester, UK. Groves is the underdog in this fight, but guys like James DeGale, Ricky Hatton and Glenn McCrory all are giving him a chance to beat Froch. I also see Groves beating Froch and exposing him the same way that Andre Dirrell and Andre Ward did in the past.

Groves has two excellent blueprints to follow in how to whip Glenn McCrory of Sky Sports thinks that Groves will be better off using Ward’s blueprint by going after Froch and putting pressure on him for 12 rounds. I’m not sure if that’s the best strategy for Groves to use, because Ward needed to fight Froch in close in order to dominate him, and I’ve never see Groves do a lot of inside work in any of his fights.

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DeGale: If Froch hits Groves on the chin, he’s a goner

degale67By Scott Gilfoid: James DeGale believes that IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) will top the unbeaten George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) tonight in their big fight in Manchester, UK. DeGale thinks that Groves has good skills, but he believes that his chin will betray him at some point in the fight when he gets hit with a hard shot from Froch.

DeGale isn’t quite sure how much Froch has left in the tank now that he’s 36, and been through a ton of ring wars. Groves believes that Froch could get old tonight, but he’s still expecting Froch to be too powerful for Groves.

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