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 Last update:  5/16/2011       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Carl Froch Breaks Down The DeGale-Groves Showdown
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By Rick Reeno

WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch recently spoke with BoxingScene.com to give his take on the upcoming clash of unbeatens, between super middleweights James DeGale (10-0, 8KOs) and George Groves (12-0, 10KOs). Their fight takes place this coming Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. As the fight draws near, DeGale is being pushed as the clear favorite to win, but Froch believes the fight is a lot closer and he gives Groves a considerable chance to win.

"I think it's a 50-50 fight. I think the smart money is on DeGale to win on points but you never know. Groves can punch and he can box. Groves beat Kenny Anderson who was very underrated at the time. Groves has proven more. Even though DeGale is British champion and beat [Paul] Smith, I don't think Smith is a true super middleweight and he's gone down to middleweight now. It's a great fight. I think Groves can do it, but it's a 50-50 fight. I'm on the fence, I can't pick a winner," Froch told BoxingScene.com.

During a recent interview with BoxingScene, DeGale questioned Groves' defensive skills. DeGale has no respect for Groves' ability to block a punch, and expects to land his combinations at will. Froch disagrees. He sparred with Groves in the past and says the 23-year-old is a very good defensive fighter.

"I've sparred with Groves....of course he's got defense. He's a good fighter. He beat DeGale twice as an amateur, so he must have blocked a few shots because DeGale throws punches don't he. I can't say that I agree with that. I totally disagee with it," Froch said.

Tags: Carl Froch , James DeGale , George Groves , DeGale vs Groves , DeGale-Groves



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Come on Groves
comment by burnzy1986, on 05-16-2011
Am sick of hearing about De Gale being the next big thing out of Britain, hes completly overated in the British press, granted hes a decent fighter so it should be a good fight but a doubt either have got what it takes to be world champions. De Gale will more then likely win due to his speed comb...

comment by Sage84, on 05-16-2011
[QUOTE=Gneus7]Haven't seen much of him but Groves looks crap. Should be a beat down[/QUOTE] He looked crap in his last fight but hes actually a decent little fighter, I reckon he has a decent chance against DeGale. Groves can bang, DeGale still hits like an amatuer and doesnt sit down on his p...

comment by Gneus7, on 05-16-2011
Haven't seen much of him but Groves looks crap. Should be a beat down

comment by PRINCE O' PROSE, on 05-16-2011
[QUOTE=leemoorcroft]stop suckin on wards nut sack u bute degale is a decent prospect for the furtre and the s.m division has been dominated by brits since it was made in 3 years degale will be top dog weather ward is there or not beating robotic fighters like AA and kessler dont mean...

comment by PRINCE O' PROSE, on 05-16-2011
[QUOTE=leemoorcroft]stop suckin on wards nut sack u bute degale is a decent prospect for the furtre and the s.m division has been dominated by brits since it was made in 3 years degale will be top dog weather ward is there or not beating robotic fighters like AA and kessler dont mean...

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