Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Froch Says Fans Will Boost Him To Power Past Groves

Carl Froch believes his experience of his epic win over Mikkel Kessler in May will give him the edge when he defends his WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles against George Groves at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, live on Sky Sports Box Office on November 23.

Froch defeated Kessler in their titanic rematch at The O2 in front of a capacity crowd in London, and the four-time World champion says he thrives on the sensation of lifting belts in front of a packed out Arena.

“There’s no greater feeling than standing victorious in the Arena, especially in front of a sell-out crowd with 20,000 people cheering your name,” said Froch.

“You’re stood in the middle of that ring, you’re cut and bruised, got a nose bleed but you’re a champion. You’re looking around at a packed house.

“You’ve had 12 weeks in a training camp and you’ve had an unbelievable fight – I’m talking about the Kessler rematch – that sort of feeling, those sorts of nights. Money can’t buy that, there’s nothing else you can do, you can’t go to a fair ground and ride a roller coaster to get that feeling.

“I’m still boxing because of my pure love for the sport. The sport has given me so much, a privileged lifestyle for a start. The feeling of the fight night that I talked about earlier, you can’t get that anywhere, people smoke, gamble and eat lots of chocolate because they are all vices in order to feed a habit or a want. I think I’m addicted to fighting and I’m addicted to fight night.”

Froch and Groves battle it out in Manchester on a fantastic bill stacked full off the cream of British boxing.

Scott Quigg defends his WBA Super Bantamweight title against Diego Silva and his gym-mate and resurgent Lightweight star Anthony Crolla defends his WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title against Stephen Foster Jr. on a busy night for trainer Joe Gallagher, who also has Super Featherweight champion Stephen Smith on the bill and unbeaten Lightweight talent Scotty Cardle.

There’s also a late spot on the bill for Murray, who is back in action after his controversial loss to Sergio Martinez in his second World title challenge in April. The 31 year old will now face Sergey Khomitsky in Manchester after his December fight in Australia fell through.

Former IBF World Bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell fights in an eight round bout, Rocky Fielding defends his Commonwealth Super Middleweight title and Olympic Gold medal heroes Anthony Joshua MBE and Luke Campbell MBE are both in action in their fourth pro contests, while unbeaten Super Flyweight Kal Yafai continues his comeback from injury.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 11-19-2013

[QUOTE=Boxingscene121;13941374]Froch is embarassing..an arrogant bigot, he needs to watch he doesnt knock himself out. I hate the man, come on Groves!![/QUOTE] Froch is a bigot??? Did I miss something?

Comment by dazzlertheboxer on 11-19-2013

So what! It's fight week and he is selling tickets. He's a great boxer who always makes for an exciting fight. He does not deserve any negativity especially considering what he has achieved; number two in the division behind one…

Comment by Boxingscene121 on 11-18-2013

Froch is embarassing..an arrogant bigot, he needs to watch he doesnt knock himself out. I hate the man, come on Groves!!

Comment by Kilrain on 11-18-2013

They're both arrogant twats, let's be honest. Don't care much who wins. Hoping for a good fight, an entertaining clash of styles.

Comment by US Dirk Killer on 11-18-2013

Fans or no fans..... you gettin dat booty. Groves is screwed

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me Bellew: Being Heavyweight Champion is a Realistic Possibility Now! Saunders on Khurtsidze: Puffed Up Danny DeVito Never Beats Me! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Who's Winning the Battle of the Preparation? Nacho Wants Chavez To Use Lara, Mayweather Tactics on Canelo Shakur Stevenson and The Making of The Next Black Superstar Vitali Klitschko Confident Wladimir Will Topple Joshua at Wembley Porter's Coach: 1000% We Can Beat Keith Thurman in Rematch! Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - CompuBox Punch Stats Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto - CompuBox Punch Stats Imre Szello Stops Toth To Retain WBO Regional Belt in Hungary Pacquiao Aims To Make Statement, Prove He's Still in Top Form Breazeale Ready To Replace Fury - Fight Parker on Late Notice Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley Photos: Martin Murray, Gabe Rosado Nearly Brawl Over Scores Photos: Shawn Porter Drops, Mauls Andre Berto For TKO Win Photos: Avtandil Khurtsidze Crushes Tommy Langford in Five Photos: Arthur Abraham Defeats Krasniqi To Secure WBO Shot Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box Kevin Lerena vs. Sergio Ramirez at Emperors Palace Anthony Joshua Sees No Reason To Fight in U.S. To Raise Profile Gilberto Ramirez Ready For Golovkin Next: Just Send The Contract! Jermell Charlo: Jarrett Hurd Took My Brother's Title - We Can Unify Keith Thurman: Porter Fought His Way To Earning a Rematch Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios Oscar Valdez Drops, Decisions Miguel Marriaga in Tough Fight Joseph Parker's Promoter Does Not Believe Hughie Fury is Injured
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement