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David Haye: So What Groves Lost, He's 26-Years-Old!

By Luke Furman

Former two-division world champion David Haye believes super middleweight contender George Groves, only 26-years-old, has more than enough time to rebuild his career and become a world champion.

This past Saturday night, before 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, Carl Froch knocked out Groves with a perfect right hand in the eight round.

Haye himself suffered a TKO defeat at the age of 24 and bounced back to unify three titles in the cruiserweight division and captured a world title at heavyweight.

"He's 26-years-old...so what he lost. It happens to the best of us. I lost when I was 24 and it didn't stop me from two years later coming back and becoming a world champion. It happens. You come back and you learn from it," Haye said.

"It takes some rebuilding, but he can be rebuilt. He's a very mentally strong, young guy. He's a fighting person. He was a kickboxing champion when he was a teenager. He knows what it's like to be knocked down and hurt. He comes back."

Haye used to promote Groves under his Hayemaker promotional banner and the two boxers are also former stablemates under trainer Adam Booth.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by moochi on 06-02-2014

Seeing that Lennox Lewis got KTFO and came back both times to dominate..... I'd say Groves could as well, providing he corrects his attitude and also takes a couple years to try and 'forget' the KO loss. The loss itself...well…

Comment by sofreshhh on 06-02-2014

[QUOTE=junior gong;14615361]What is 'euro level' exactly?....apart from some dumb, ignorant guff trotted out by ignorant spastics.:thinking:[/QUOTE] Euro level is like the minor leagues of boxing.

Comment by Chrismart on 06-02-2014

You would think that he will need to build up his confidence again after that defeat. After all the trash talk, the big stage ect..it will take a lot out of him. He's a good fighter though, and was competitve…

Comment by Queen_Leia on 06-02-2014

The Saint will forever to the end of time be on the Cobra KO highlight reel!!!

Comment by junior gong on 06-02-2014

[QUOTE=Sun Diego;14614792]That' true, as long as he doesn't injure his toes he should be able to compete at the Euro level for years to come[/QUOTE] What is 'euro level' exactly?....apart from some dumb, ignorant guff trotted out by ignorant spastics.:thinking:

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