Carl Froch Denies George Groves KO Story, Talks DeGale

By Mark Vester

WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch has denied a recent story put out there by undefeated British champion James DeGale. In a recent piece, DeGale claimed Froch knocked out another unbeaten Brit, George Groves, during a sparring session. DeGale faces Groves on May 21 at the O2 Arena in London. Froch admits that he dropped Groves during the sparring, but there was never a knockout and Groves continued to spar.

"That’s rubbish; I don’t talk about sparring cos its just sparring. Yes I put Groves over, he’ll tell you that, and it was in Sheffield with the GB squad so a lot of them watched me do it and have probably talked about it I guess. It’s sparring at the end of the day. And I didn’t knock him out, if I knock somebody out that means they’re out cold and don’t carry on fighting. I put him over in about round two or three of our spar and he got up and carried on for another couple of rounds, he was alright. I’ve already said DeGale is kidding himself if he thinks this fight is a formality," Froch told

Froch is not ruling out an upset win by Groves. Most have DeGale as the big favorite to win, but Froch is giving Groves a shot because of his tough training and good preparation for the fight. Groves has been sparring in Miami with top contender Andre Dirrell.

"For me it’s a lot closer than everybody seems to think. People say DeGale hasn’t been tested yet but that’s because he’s outboxed everyone he’s gone in the ring with. But don’t write off Groves, he’s got the perfect sparring partner in Andre Dirrell, he’s fast, hard to hit and comes back with good shots. It’s great preparation for someone like DeGale," Froch said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by choelzle on 04-11-2011

Im on here everyday arguing with ppl from the uk about their fighters. But froch is the real deal. . . .I hate how good he is

Comment by Cloud on 04-11-2011

Being honest, i wasn't a Froch fan until he began fighting the big names in the Super Middleweight Division. I always saw him as a big mouth but he's really grown on me. He fights with his heart on his…

Comment by P4P Opinion on 04-11-2011

[QUOTE=belna;10359180]Froch gives credit to the fighters he's faced and ****s on the others. It's a way of giving himself credit. My opponents are so good and I beat them. I am great. And for Kessler, he's extraordinary, a great warrior.…

Comment by belna on 04-11-2011

[QUOTE=paulf;10358802]You must not follow Froch very closely. He has a big ego, but gives talented guys their credit. He's praised Kessler on many occasions before and after their fight.[/QUOTE] Froch gives credit to the fighters he's faced and ****s on…

Comment by alza1988 on 04-11-2011

This is good .Just watched the first 3 rounds .Watching the rest now .Holy s--t Groves is well off and running from Anderson man .He's lucky to have survived this .He's well in the fight of his life . [URL="

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