If groves knocked froch down 30 seconds earlier in round one, then groves would’ve stopped him…froch lost his bottle on the night and was genuinely afraid of the ginger ninjaPosted May 28, 2014 3:13 am
Rich.. why mention them… well if you have taken I the point point I was making. . Then it would have been apparent. . Type of fighters froch has problems with.. I think it was very clear.. please read my first post again.Posted May 28, 2014 2:47 am
nope. you’re a dopePosted May 28, 2014 12:03 am
Groves KO’s Froch early in the fight.Posted May 27, 2014 7:47 pm
Agree with you 100% beans on toast. He’s a dirty rat.Posted May 27, 2014 6:43 pm
Freddie Roach Ate My Hamster
In their first fight, Groves’ punches had lost their fizz over the last couple of rounds, he was fading mentally and physically. Froch on the other hand isn’t the biggest puncher but he does hit as hard in the championship rounds as he does in the first (according to Kessler). It’s boxing, either could put a handful of great punches together and win. It’s more likely that Froch will be less foolishly gung-ho and Groves will box more from range, using his speed advantage. If he fades at all he will be legitimately stopped, as he would have been if Howard Foster didn’t put his safety first when he intervened too early last time. If he controls the fight and either draws Froch to over reach or just stays on his bike, Groves is capable of winning. I certainly expect Groves to start stronger, as Froch always has too much nervous energy at the start of big fights.Posted May 27, 2014 6:39 pm
beans on toast
@observer Groves is a rat!a ginger rat at thatPosted May 27, 2014 6:06 pm
Groves is the spitting image of Roland Rat!Posted May 27, 2014 5:13 pm
Anonymous smokes the salami,and swings both waysPosted May 27, 2014 4:05 pm
Groves will KO Froch.
Froch’s time is up, he’s old and looks vulnerable.Posted May 27, 2014 3:58 pm
Hmmm….could have won quite easily…..HmmmmPosted May 27, 2014 1:45 pm
One inch……If you did not imply he was in there class why bother to mention them…As for him scrambling his brains a bit,(how much is a bit)……Posted May 27, 2014 1:43 pm
It’s a toss-up matchup. I favoured Groves in the first fight but he didn’t weather the storm as I expected in the later rounds and lost due to a controversial stoppage and not a blatant robbery. I expect the second fight to be close with groves running up a good lead but then slowing in the later rounds thereby giving Froch some momentum which might be enough for him to get a decision. I’m leaning towards Froch in the rematch based on toughness. The fight could end before the final round if both men get into a brawl and I expect Froch to win by TKO. Groves could win if only he boxes intelligently and not get into a brawl.Posted May 27, 2014 12:50 pm
Another thing worth mentioning, Groves has enough smarts to out point Froch. If Groves boxed sweet from distance with his faster jab and hands he could win quite easily. Question is does Groves get dragged into a war because his ego forces it?Posted May 27, 2014 12:09 pm
Rich – I did not say Groves was in there class did I? but to just look at what type of fighters Froch has trouble with… it was more of an observation as to the boxing style of Froch has difficulties with. the last fight will prepare Groves for the rematch and as for not hitting hard enough… Taylor, Dirrell and Ward didn’t have Froch in the type of trouble Groves had him in… yes i know Taylor put Froch on his ass but it was more like a flash knockdown whereas Groves scrambled his brains a bit!!Posted May 27, 2014 12:03 pm
“All you need to do is look at the fighters Froch has had problems wth Taylor,Dirrell and Ward”…..Well for one Groves is nowere near these three in class,two Groves has not had any fights that would help him prepair for this one and three he don’t hit hard enough to KO Froch….Posted May 27, 2014 11:38 am
Groves hit Froch with the kitchen sink and ALMOST had him but it still wasn’t enough. For me, the only question mark is whether Froch has grown old overnight because he has taken some serious punishment the past few years and he’s getting on.
A prime Froch wins every time – the Froch that beat Kessler who has a harder punch than Groves would win EVERY time. Like I say I just can’t call this because Froch is close to over the hill.
If Groves can lay a ton of hurt on Froch in the first 3-4 it could be Froch’s first loss by KO.
If Froch can soak up the early pressure and the undoubted right hooks of Groves which WILL tag him again then Froch KOs Groves somewhere in the championship rounds.Posted May 27, 2014 11:37 am
The two points i think are difference in this fight for Groves preparation (no changing of trainer to disrupt his preparation) and his knowledge that he is faster, has better technic and this power to give Froch problems. For me these are two pivotal points that will give Groves the confidence & belief that he can beat Froch. Froch can only rely on one point… his build-up to the fight physically and mentally has to be a lot more focused and this time round will not underestimate Groves. i for one think Groves has the tools to beat Froch, all you need to do is look at the fighters Froch has had problems with, Taylor, Dirrell and Ward. If groves adopts a mental focus of out-boxing Froch then i think he stands a good chance. most fan think Groves will go the way of Taylor and fad in the latter stages, we know he’s not going to a Dirrell and run for the first six-seven rounds. Groves isn’t as good as Ward… so for me this rematch makes for an interesting out comes as i do not think Froch will be odd-on to win!! I might be going against the grain but I think Grove might just have Froch’s measure in the rematch… but can he last the course!!Posted May 27, 2014 11:03 am
froch all day long,groves has no stamina for 12 rounds.Posted May 27, 2014 10:30 am
i smell the Anonymous troll,mega lolPosted May 27, 2014 9:51 am
Is ‘dine out’ the buzz word for this fight, they both keep repeating it.Posted May 27, 2014 9:20 am
I think Groves fancy’s his chances of blasting Froch out of there early while he’s still fresh & strong. If he can’t do it in the first 3 then the fight will mirror the 1st fight with Froch coming on strong down the stretch. Groves must not get pushed back to the ropes, get the points in the bag early & then maul, grapple & spoil in the last 4 rounds.Posted May 27, 2014 8:56 am
If Groves coulda, he woulda. Froch has yet to have his brain disconnected and lights turned out. Until I see it happen, it can’t happen. I also can’t see Groves winning on points because he doesn’t have the engine to go 12 hard rounds. He will have focused on technique, whereas Froch training for cardio. True, Froch can’t do anything different in terms of strategy, but he’ll win on heart.Posted May 27, 2014 7:56 am
Wrong Carl. He’s been dining out on it since he said exactly what he was going to do before you even entered the ring. The thing is, Carl Froch can’t fight any differently in this fight to the first one. All he can do differently is come out from the first bell for a quick knockout and his fire will be met with fire. Then the fight will return to exactly how the first fight went. Groves for a stoppage this time, just because Carl is on the wane….Posted May 27, 2014 7:45 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan
I believe Carl Froch will beat George Groves again.Posted May 27, 2014 5:50 am