Britain is currently bracing itself for one of the biggest fights ever to be staged on these shores, with excitement levels soaring and soaring ahead of Saturday night’s huge rematch showdown between bitter super-middleweight rivals Carl Froch and George Groves.
Indicative of how big a deal this fight is and of how the return meeting has captured the imagination of the British public is the way the man on the street is almost constantly talking about the outcome. Seen by just about everybody as a 50-50 fight, some people are making an argument for a Froch win, with just as many fans making case for a Groves win.
Everything is on the line for both warriors, and we can expect something special for the £17.99 we must part with so as to tune in live on Sky Box Office. Continue reading
Discuss the first fight against George Groves & what can fans expect to see in the rematch.
Carl Froch: “For me to be involved in such a big event like this, it’s a very proud moment.
Through my whole career as a professional, I’ve never fought at a stadium. It ticks one of the boxes for me. Not many boxers get the chance to fight in an outdoor event, especially a stadium as fantastic as Wembley.
We’re going to get closure on this whole Carl Froch-George Groves saga. I’m really looking forward to putting on this display and putting him behind me in this fabulous stadium, in the capital city, on Sky Sports Box Office. It doesn’t get any bigger than this for British boxing.
I’m in a much better place this time and there’s certainly not anything he’s going to say that’s going to wind me up. It’s impossible. The hatred started when George was being really disrespectful and playing down my performances and writing me off. Continue reading
The Cobra tells Behind The Ropes that Groves won’t get under his skin this time
Carl Froch told Sky Sports’ Behind The Ropes that George Groves has been ‘dining out on his round one knockdown against The Cobra’ and that he won’t let the challenger get under his skin in their rematch for Froch’s WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles on Saturday at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Sky Sports gained exclusive access to both camps ahead of the huge clash and tonight on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm we see the first of the two-part fly-on-the-wall look at how these two bitter rivals are shaping up for the biggest fight in British boxing history. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a big “Cobra vs. St. George” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
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Throughout the first thirty minutes of the show, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about Adonis Stevenson’s unanimous decision victory over Andrzej Fonfara, and a potential unification bout with Bernard Hopkins later this year. JK and Joseph will also breakdown this weekend’s huge fight card at Wembley Stadium, which will feature current IBF/WBA Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch and hard punching title challenger “St. George” Groves in the main event of the evening. Continue reading
George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) plans on giving IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) a royal beating in the process of ripping his two 168lb title straps from him on Saturday night in front of what will be a roaring crowd of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, UK.
Groves senses weakness in Froch, and like a shark, Groves will be looking to rip Froch to pieces to finish his title reign. Groves sees it as a process of the young lions taking over for the older lion.
“It might not even be a fight,” Groves said. “I can beat Carl for hand speed, foot speed and I can hurt him. It doesn’t matter how Carl approaches this fight, he’s just not good enough. I see panic, I see a man who’s worried, I see a man who’s got to face the inevitable and that’s a beating from me.” Continue reading
A first preemptive seed planted in the referee’s mind for their mega-fight, George Groves’s trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick has drawn attention to Carl Froch’s not-so-nice line in the barge and the rabbit punch. But if Groves really wants a clean fight, all he has to do is box from distance and Froch will have it all to do.
George Groves understands his attempt to ridicule Froch on the Ringside show as a continuation of war by other means and contemplation of his role as psychological ’bully’ even sprang a faintly rueful smile. With the self-possession of an assassin that is about him always, Groves assures us that he harbors no ill-will once a fight is over. Cold composure, as his former trainer Adam Booth defines it. Clinical, scientific, precise. He views Froch as much too under the sway of brute feeling. The merest smuggled emotion for Groves is a crutch in the ring. Continue reading
Carl Froch has taken time out of his punishing training regime to share his thoughts ahead of his highly anticipated rematch with George Groves, which is set to become a historic sporting moment. Continue reading
· Fighters both believe they’ll get the job done within twelve rounds
· Froch says retirement is ‘probable’ if he were to lose – as Groves would ‘never give me a re-match’
With under a month until the hugely anticipated re-match between IBF and WBA Super middleweight champion Carl Froch and challenger George Groves, the duo came face-to-face in front of the Facebook cameras today, and – finally – they agreed on something.
Both Froch and Groves made it clear that a points decision won’t be necessary – as both pledged to finish off the other within 12 rounds: Continue reading
Carl Froch and George Groves will come face-to-face again as the bitter rivals meet on Ringside on May 1 on Sky Sports.
The Super Middleweight stars clash once more for Froch’s IBF and WBA belts on May 31 at Wembley Stadium connected by EE live on Sky Sports Box Office in association with Betway, and they renew hostilities in the Sky Sports studios next Thursday ahead of their hotly anticipated rematch.
The Brit rivals stoked the fires for their first fight in Manchester with a tense meeting on the Ringside set before the November classic in Manchester, and the atmosphere when they sit side-by-side is certain to be electric as Johnny Nelson and Adam Smith take them through the first fight and look forward to the showdown at the national stadium that has already broken post-war British boxing attendance records. Continue reading
Further capacity granted for Wembley Stadium blockbuster
Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce that a further allocation of tickets will shortly be available for the fight of the century – Carl Froch vs. George Groves 2 – at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on May 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office in association with Betway. Continue reading