Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Froch Responds To Scandal With Prolonging Fight For Bets

During a recent interview with BBC Radio Nottingham, former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch made some controversial comments regarding a past Commonwealth defense. The Nottingham boxer discussed how he dragged a title fight into a later round to enable members of his family to benefit financially from betting. The boxer expanded on comments made in his autobiography, published last year.

According to Froch, he could have finished his 2005 Commonwealth title defence against Ruben Groenewald earlier than he did. Froch could have finished the fight in the fourth round but says he deliberately avoided doing so because of family members who made bets on a fifth round stoppage. The British Boxing Board of Control said it would now speak to Froch.

He said: "I've done it more than one occasion and it was round five but that's not illegal. I can say, 'right, I'll stop this kid in round five'. If I'm good enough to do that then fair enough. I don't gamble but my brothers and my friends, they did quite well off it."

"I can openly say that because if I'm good enough to step on the gas in round five and force the stoppage then that's my privilege, and that's what I did in this particular fight at the Arena for the Commonwealth title defence. But the problem with that is I held him up in round four. He was there for the taking and I held him up, I got him with a shot, I could have ended up getting done myself in round four."

However, during another interview - this time with Sky Sports News HD - Froch said he was wrong to make to make the "throwaway" comment over deliberately prolonging fights so members of his family could win bets. The former two-time world champion is now looking to clear up the matter, explaining that it is simply "too dangerous" to try and pick and choose when to win a bout and says he never took part in these type of activities.

"Every time I fight, when good fighters fight, they often make predictions. It's all part of the media hype beforehand," Froch said. "On that particular occasion I made a prediction that I would win the fight in a certain round. But the comments made about prolonging the fight were a throwaway comment that, in hindsight, I shouldn't have said. I shouldn't have said that because I have never done that.

"It's too dangerous to try and attempt to do that in a fight. My brother might have had £5 on it, and I think he lost as well. He's not done very well out my career, gambling wise."

Tags: Carl Froch image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by arraamis on 02-20-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11803365]During a recent interview with BBC Radio Nottingham, former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch admitted to prolonging a title fight to enable members of his family to benefit financially from betting. The boxer expanded on comments made in his…

Comment by BartBears on 02-20-2012

Nothing new, every boxer makes that.

Comment by Scary on 02-20-2012

[QUOTE=The_Golden_Boi;11803408]He couldn't have known that he could've taken out a certain fighter in a certain amount of rounds, I box and some times I feel like I could school someone but I wouldn't say that I would definitely do it…

Comment by tripper on 02-20-2012

Is this not about carl froch? Not amir khan. I made money off khan etting sparked from prescot due to his poor punch resistance at the weight. Plus i dont deal in dollars mate just pounds. I just mean who…

Comment by junior gong on 02-20-2012

The press(british) really has an agenda against boxing it would seem. This is old, but they choose to bring it up now after the Haye -Chisora debacle.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Chavez Jr. Return: Alfredo Angulo Now The Frontrunner Denis Shafikov vs. Rene Alvarado, HBO Latino, December 9 Wilder's Trainer: Deontay Wants To Be First Heavyweight at 50-0 Dejan Zlaticanin Returns on December 14, Broadway Boxing Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera Finalized - Dec. 15, PBC on FS1 Ricardo Mayorga Rules Out Retirement, Plans February Return Diego De La Hoya vs. Jose Salgado - Golden Boy on ESPN, Dec. 14 Bellew: It's Disgusting That Wilder Insinuated Joshua is on Steroids UK News: Tommy McCarthy, Lewis Crocker, Ricky Summers Miguel Cotto Career Special on HBO, November 25 Photo: Carl Frampton, Horacio Garcia Ready For War in Belfast Joseph Parker: I Have 'A Lot of Options' Other Than Joshua, Wilder Frampton: All The Big Fights Interest Me, The Best is Yet To Come Shawn Porter: Crawford Beats Horn Easy, Everybody is a Target! Teddy Atlas Explains Why He Favors Lomachenko Over Rigondeaux Ishe Smith: I Asked For Julian Williams, Confident I'll Get The Win Nathan Gorman Welcomes Daniel Dubois: He Knows Where I Am Alexander Povetkin vs. Christian Hammer - Full Card is Set Truax: I Have To Be at My Absolute Best To Beat James DeGale Jarrell Miller: I Would Stop Dillian Whyte in Four or Five Rounds Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Milan Melindo Unification Set, December 31 Wilder Would Agree to Fight Ortiz Again, Wants to 'Punish' Him Kovalev: The Pressure Will Be High To Fight Beterbiev, Bivol Roy Jones Jr. Brings WinnaVegas Casino Card To BeIN Sports Jamie Conlan Plans To Box Jerwin Ancajas, Not Go To War Jose Martinez Stops Jesus Martinez for NABO Championship Parker Says Forget Wilder Fight: I'm Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Vasyl Lomachenko: The Fight With Rigondeaux Will Be Historic Kellerman on De La Hoya-McGregor: It's Amazing Conor is Favored Photo: Giovani Santillan, Dodzi Kemeh Ready For Battle Photos: Anthony Dirrell, Denis Douglin - Nearly Brawl at Weighin Canelo-Golovkin Rematch: Update on Negotiations, Date, Venue Jarrell Miller: Muscles Won't Save Joshua - He Has a Glass Jaw Ferdie Pacheco - "The Fight Doctor" - Passes Away at 89 Naoya Inoue vs. Yoan Boyeaux on December 30 Artur Beterbiev, Sergey Kovalev Eager To Settle Their Old Dispute Roach: Jose Ramirez Will Take Amir Imam's Heart, Knock Him Out Bellew: Parker Aiming For 40% For Joshua is Absolutely Ridiculous David Lemieux: One Month Until Ugly Saunders Gets Destroyed! News: Kai Robin Havnaa, Jason Welborn, Jono Carroll, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement