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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2013, 10:36:56 PM »
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2013, 01:05:31 AM »
Nothing on BBC site yet - hope its not the case, he's been inactive for a long time now.

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2013, 09:44:48 AM »
Nothing on BBC site yet - hope its not the case, he's been inactive for a long time now.


I hope not too. He wouldn't have beaten Viitali years ago had it not been for cuts he'd get well and truly battered now.

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2013, 09:17:10 AM »
Has anyone been following the build up to this fight? There's some proper needle.

I think Groves is really getting to Froch and I think Groves can beat him.

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2013, 12:50:57 PM »
I really like Groves and think he is a classy bloke, however I think this fight has come too soon for him personally and he has also had the added disruption of having to work under a new trainer with Adam Booth seemingly wiping his hands of him.  Froch and Groves used to be on good terms so I've heard but things have obviously changed of late.  On Ringside last night Froch did seem the more aggravated of the two..

http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/9001373/froch-v-groves-war-of-words
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2013, 01:30:05 PM »
I really like Groves and think he is a classy bloke, however I think this fight has come too soon for him personally and he has also had the added disruption of having to work under a new trainer with Adam Booth seemingly wiping his hands of him.  Froch and Groves used to be on good terms so I've heard but things have obviously changed of late.  On Ringside last night Froch did seem the more aggravated of the two..

http://www1.skysports.com/watch/video/9001373/froch-v-groves-war-of-words
I know its just 10 mins on a tv show, but Froch looks like a man that's rattled, Groves as clearly done his homework and can sit their quite confidently telling the champion where he went wrong in certain fights .
This could be quite a match?
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2013, 02:09:21 PM »
I think it will, I still think Froch will win, but not going to write off Groves.  Did you see the end of the show when Froch looked terrible and Groves said: 'calm down Carl you look like your about to cry.. don't cry, don't cry Carl."  Froch looked like he was on the verge of losing it and kind of like he was about to cry!
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2013, 02:26:18 PM »
Froch will slice and dice him. Too much power.
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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2013, 03:37:51 PM »
Im going to have a punt on Groves at 8/1 to win on points!

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2013, 10:06:33 PM »
Has to be an element of them drumming up interest for a pay to view fight - so Groves has to come across as a genuine threat in the pre fight build up.

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Re: Boxing Thread
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2013, 09:04:04 PM »
What time will the fight start, Gerry?
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2013, 09:44:20 PM »
Anyone got a live stream link?

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2013, 10:15:26 PM »
Anyone got a live stream link?

Go on wiziwig mate theres loads of links on there

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2013, 11:26:02 PM »
Froch wins by a controversial ninth round stoppage. He was well behind on points at the time and was down in the first.

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« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2013, 11:29:15 PM »
Thought Groves was in the lead at the time of the stoppage with Froch coming back into it. Referee jumped in to quick, couldn't wait to get in, stinks of a fix to me to guarantee a rematch
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2013, 11:44:59 PM »
That's a disgrace of a decision.
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Re: Boxing Thread
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2013, 12:18:06 AM »
I had Froch to win by KO but that stoppage leaves a sour taste. That is one of the worst I have seen in a world title fight. Groves was hurt, yes, but throwing back and still defending himself. The referee has completely ruined a great fight. Hold the rematch in the US where the refs actually give boxers a chance; our refs are pathetic.
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2013, 02:06:16 AM »
Just a joke simple as that.

Had the bell not gone at the end of round one Froch would've been knocked out. He recovered, Groves wasn't even down.

One point in it according to two of the judges what fight were they watching? They're completely clueless.

Froch was given that fight tonight.

Afterthought for Groves though, had you kept to boxing (as Mayweather always does) and cut out the machismo you'd have won easily. Wise up, you created for yourself a risk that never should've been created.

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2013, 08:31:08 AM »
I had Froch to win by KO but that stoppage leaves a sour taste. That is one of the worst I have seen in a world title fight. Groves was hurt, yes, but throwing back and still defending himself. The referee has completely ruined a great fight. Hold the rematch in the US where the refs actually give boxers a chance; our refs are pathetic.
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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2013, 11:23:58 AM »
Understand now why groves was a prat in the build up, his tactics worked as the fight was fixed, surely everyone can see that. That Hearn is a shady character in my opinion. Although I was totally behind froch due to groves' antics I will be behind groves in the inevitable rematch as he is clearly a far better boxer and is possibly a future great, he really looked that good. He is mentally very strong. Felt for the kid in the finish though you can't rule out Froch may have finished him.

Just hope he's a bit more decent towards froch in the next per fight build up. Oh.. And takes that silly cap off

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2013, 01:59:33 PM »
My own view, is that Froch should call time on his boxing career.

He's been a fantastic fighter and has fought some top class opponents but time waits for no man, and there's only so much punishment a body can take and at 36, improvement in any aspect of the sport is a big ask.

I would also guess that he was surprised last night at just how hard Groves pushed him.

He's notched up another victory, albeit one that's clearly controversial, and I think he'd be wise to take on board the opportunity to bow out of the ring and maybe take up any media, training or promoting opportunities, and spend more time with that gorgeous girlfriend of his and their young kids.

As I say Froch is a great fighter, right up there with the best British boxers, but maybe time to think hard about his future.

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2013, 10:07:28 PM »
Fair comment - he's had several wars since he became champion which could well have caught up with him. He's never been one to block or slip too many punches so he's got plenty of miles on the clock.
Unfortunately it often takes a couple of fights too many for the fighter to realise.