Advertisement
Advertisement

Groves: Carl Froch Embarrassed Himself Pretty Badly!

George Groves is confident he will get his rematch with Carl Froch as the war of words between the two English super-middeweights continues.

Froch, 36, held on to his IBF world title in a classic bout in November - but only after the 25-year-old Groves had knocked the champion down during a whirlwind opening round.

'The Cobra' continued to endure some heavy punishment into the middle rounds but produced several telling shots in the ninth - prompting referee Howard Foster Jr to controversially halt proceedings in the Nottingham fighter's favour.

On the possibility of a rematch, Groves told Sky Sports: "Like a lot of fights, it appears to be very close but until it's in your hands, it's never close enough. The vibes I'm getting from Carl Froch's camp is that they desperately don't want it and keep talking about other options.

"Ultimately, I stand firm on my bold claims that he has no option but to fight me. It's the fight that the fans and the public demand, that the television networks want and it's the fight that the media in general wants.

"I know and I feel a lot of people know why he doesn't want to fight me, because apart from getting beaten he'll probably get hurt as well. He embarrassed himself pretty badly in the build-up to the fight and failed to perform.

"It was very unsatisfactory. Nobody really feels the fight is finished and it all adds to the feeling that this fight needs to happen again. That's where I'm at.

"You can be super-critical of yourself and I always am. I boxed a very good fight. I had a lot of pressure going into it, up against a world champion. Nobody thought I was going to win and I had to change camp. There were lots of things that can take away from a performance."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 01-21-2014

[QUOTE=joe strong;14157559]froch got hurt by jermain taylor & won on a last second knockout. froch has fought the best & groves almost pulled the upset but he was not the mandatory challenger so froch don't owe him S**T! if the…

Comment by bopbopbbe on 01-21-2014

Really impressed with both of them to be honest. Groves proved he's legit and i really like his style. Froch did what he does, I think he would of stopped groves late. Either way a rematch would great. I cant…

Comment by joe strong on 01-21-2014

froch got hurt by jermain taylor & won on a last second knockout. froch has fought the best & groves almost pulled the upset but he was not the mandatory challenger so froch don't owe him S**T! if the money…

Comment by petero on 01-21-2014

Groves does even a bigger number on him in the rematch. Froch will not match him in hand speed especially, and will get KO'd. 5 million quid is what they are offering Froch.

Comment by just the facts on 01-21-2014

it was a good scrap. I think Groves was much better than Froch thought he would be (and worlds better than I thought he was). IMO the fight was stopped early, in the rematch, I believe Froch legitimately KO's him…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight Klitschko on Fury: This is Not About Titles, This is About Revenge! Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Knock Gennady Golovkin Out! Froch Cautions Joshua Not To Rush, Picks Fury To Beat Klitschko Kerry Hope is Convinced Vijender Singh Was Scared at Presser Zeuge is Sparring With Braehmer For De Carolis WBA Title Clash McGregor Was Looking For 50-50 Split With Floyd Mayweather Firat Arslan vs. Nuri Seferi Crossroads Bout on September 18 Eubank Sr. Baits Golovkin: Prove To Me That You Can Beat My Son! Rey Ojeda Shocks Puerto Rico With Retirement Announcement Thurman-Porter Makes Working Weekend Worth The Wrangling Cotto vs. Marquez Negotiations Continue To Play Out Hurd: I Didn’t Want to Force the Stoppage After Dropping Molina Joshua Warns Wilder: Focus on Arreola, I'll Be To America Soon Photos/Weights: Edner Cherry vs Lydell Rhodes, Douglas-Collado 30 Day Weights: Crawford 150.4-Pounds, Postol 145.5-Pounds Bob Arum Details Top Rank's Plans in China Examining the Keith Thurman-Shawn Porter Scorecards Golovkin-Eubank Moves Closer After 'Very Positive' Talks in London Povetkin's Promoter: No Interim-Fight, Wilder Shot By Year's End Thurman-Porter: Highest Barclays Boxing Gate, 2nd Largest Crowd Roach Embraces Pacquiao-Broner: We'd Go For The Knockout! Juan Diaz: Win Over Vazquez Takes Me One Step Closer To Title Terence Crawford Special Debuts on HBO, July 9th Oscar Molina: I'll Come Back From Loss to Jarrett Hurd Froch: If Eubank Faces Golovkin in September - I'd Be Shocked Brook: After Vargas - I Need To Get in There With Keith Thurman! Ivan Baranchyk, Tommy Morrison's Son Win Big in Miami Pablo Cesar Cano-Alfonso Gomez Set For July 15, Gibson is Out Thurman: Porter Isn't Top Two, But He Remains Marquee at 147 Golovkin vs. Eubank: Hearn Aims To Finalize Deal in 48-72 Hours Tommy Langford-Ronny Gabel Set For July 16th in Cardiff Postol, Roach Reflect Back on Knocking Lucas Matthysse Out Frank Warren: Liam Smith Has Very Good Shot To Beat Canelo! Vargas To Kell Brook: I Already Signed, Let's Get This Over With! Thurman Wants To Keep Fighting on Free TV, Not on Pay-Per-View Froch: Golovkin Rejected Terms, I'd Walk Through DeGale in 5 or 6
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement