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Froch vs. Groves Will Be Televised in U.S. By AWE

SAN DIEGO—On Saturday afternoon November 23rd, boxing fans will get an early holiday gift as one of most anticipated All-English bouts in a long time will take place as IBF/WBA Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch defends his crown against undefeated George Groves.

The bout will be televised LIVE and exclusively in the United States by AWE and awetv.com

The announcement comes on the heels of a great afternoon of boxing that will see IBF number-one Welterweight Kell Brook take on former WBA Welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko that will be shown LIVE TODAY AT 3 PM EST / 12 PACIFIC

Froch, 31-2 with 22 knockouts has been a world champion for the better part of five years and has become a fan favorite all over the world due to exciting fights and willingness to fight anybody, anywhere and anytime.

Froch has fought nine current or former world champions (10 total) and is 8-2 in those bouts with wins over Robin Reid, Brian Magee, Jermain Taylor, Jean Pascal, Arthur Abraham, Glen Johnson, Lucian Bute, Glen Johnson and Mikkel Kessler.

Groves of London has a record of 19-0 with 15 knockouts was a prized amateur who scored the biggest win of his career when he scored a 12 round unanimous decision over 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James De Gale.  He also holds victories Kenny Anderson (12-0); Daniel Allotey (13-1); Paul Smith (31-2); Francisco Sierra (25-5-1); Johnson and his coming off a 5th round stoppage over Noe Alcoba (31-2).

AWE - A Wealth of Entertainment, which has been delivering on average more than one live fight per month since late 2011 and has featured numerous world title fights, has landed the Carl Froch fight, arguably the best fight on the network yet


According to Charles Herring, president of AWE, "Carl Froch is clearly one of the best  super middleweights in the world.    He's getting better with time and he's a must watch for the true boxing fan. Obtaining this fight, it shows that AWE is committed to bringing the best fights from all over the world to the United States."

”Froch's going up against a tough and undefeated George Groves.   Groves, is coming off a big win over Noe Gonzalez Alcoba, who had a near perfect 30-2 record going into the fight.”

When asked whether showing top PPV quality fights such as Froch for free on AWE takes away revenue from other PPV events, AWE network president stated emphatically, "No, we're contributing to the excitement that the sport of boxing offers, increasing the fan base and level of interest.  It's clear that our strong live boxing lineup contributes to the success of boxing in the US, which, in general, lifts PPV buys."

For 2012, AWE earned 2 of the 6 Boxing Writers Association of America nominations for "Fight of the Year" candidates, beating out all other networks except HBO which earned three.     AWE also showcased live all 2012 David Price fights.  ESPN's Dan Rafael picked Price as its Prospect of the Year for 2012 and in 2013 AWE has featured the stunning upsets of Thompson over Price.  Bouts with Adonis Stevenson and Tony Bellew, who will be fighting each other for the Light Heavyweight championship; 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James DeGale and possibly the most controversial bout which saw Ricky Burns keep his Lightweight title against Ray Beltran.  Plus Dierry Jean was featured on AWE as he will be fighting for the Jr. Welterweight title.

The network is currently available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country and worldwide.   The new website for AWE is www.AWEtv.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DoktorSleepless on 10-26-2013

[QUOTE=teddycanyon;13875778]I don't get that channel, SMH...this could have very easily been an HBO headliner, I guess if it isn't in Vegas or Macau, the network isn't interested[/QUOTE] You can watch it their website. It's only a single dollar.

Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 10-26-2013

HBO should have put the tape delay of it on the "undercard" of the manny fight to give us something relevant to watch.

Comment by PittyPat on 10-26-2013

"AWWWWE" hell naw. Showtime should've picked this up.

Comment by D-MiZe on 10-26-2013

Not surprised, undercard isn't great and Groves isn't a big name over here, never mind internationally.

Comment by BattlingNelson on 10-26-2013

:lol1: @ Rafael having Price as his 2012 prospect of the year.

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