Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Groves: Carl Froch is Scared of The Damage in Rematch

By Gregory Stangrit

George Groves (19-1, 15KOs) believes IBF/WBA 'regular' super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23KOs) is refusing to take part in their rematch because of the damage that might be involved in such a contest. They had a grueling fight last November in Manchester, where Froch was dropped hard and hurt several times in the contest.

Froch stopped Groves in the ninth round, but many felt the stoppage was premature. The IBF agreed and ordered a rematch, but the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement on the money.

"He knows that he not only can lose to me, but he can also take some serious damage. And he doesn't want to put himself in a fight like that. He can go into a fight with Andre Ward and lose every round, but he won't take any serious damage, but there will be serious damage involved with me. I think he's scared for this reason. There is nothing wrong when your opponent, which you have lost to, is from another country, because your fans at home will always support you. But when that opponent is your countryman, it puts you in an awkward position. Then this is not such a simple situation. This is one of probably many reasons why he does not want to fight. But I was kept as the IBF mandatory challenger, so he has no other choice but to take the fight. Either he has to fight or drop the title in disgrace," Groves said.

Gregory Stangrit covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 02-07-2014

Froch saw Groves in the supermarket today and hid behind a cart full of bananas.

Comment by Weebler I on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=Nomadic;14201064]Froch better rematch this dude and get it over with.[/QUOTE] Groves is twisting and acting a more than bit entitled.

Comment by Nomadic on 02-03-2014

Froch better rematch this dude and get it over with.

Comment by yoz on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;14200944]Do all [B]referees grab fighters[/B] in headlock and pull them away [B]when that fighter is taking punches[/B]? Foster and Froch were double teaming Groves, they just needed Eddie in there crouching behind Groves to get the knockdown.[/QUOTE] When a fighter…

Comment by yoz on 02-03-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14200906]Do all boxers "throw themselves into the ropes" when they're upset about a decision?[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (200)
Top Headlines Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno in Play For WBC Interim-Belt Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else Devon Alexander Out-Classes Castillo in First Fight in Two Years Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Cruz Conquers, Cuts David Grayton, Wins Decision Arum: Terence Crawford Will Face Horn-Corcoran Winner Next Bellew's Coach Rejects Tyson Fury For 12/17: No Way! Jerwin Ancajas Headed For Big 2018, 'SuperFly' in His Future? Dillian Whyte Erupts: Tony Bellew is a Coward, Disgusting Attitude! Parker Promoter: Joshua is A Lot of Hype, Softer Than Wilder Antoine Douglas vs. Spike O'Sullivan on Saunders-Lemieux Card Euro News: Robert Helenius Update, Soro, Madsen, Jur, More Sullivan Barrera: Valera Just Tried to Survive in Loss to Bivol Floyd Mayweather Inks Deal To Be Character in New Poker Game Errol Spence: My Goal is To Unify Welterweight Division in 2018 Groves-Eubank WBSS Semifinal Set for February 17 in Manchester Devon Alexander: My Opioid Addiction Kept Me Out of The Ring Cotto Recalls KO Win Over Ricardo Torres Put Him "On the Map" Duva: Kovalev Still Man to Beat in Light Heavyweight Division Tony Bellew Has Options in Fallout of David Haye Rematch Zolani Tete Explains Record Breaking Knockout, The Aftermath Frank Warren on Frampton's Win, Tete's Big KO, Conlan's Loss Saunders: Khan on Celeb Show For 100K, Fight Brook For Millions! Golovkin's Promoter: We're Ready, Canelo Just Has To Say "Yes' Bellew's Coach: We Are Devastated That David Haye Withdrew Arum: HBO's Nelson is an Amateur, SHO's Espinoza is Competent! Kovalev's Return a Reminder of Prolonged Stevenson Frustration Jacobs: First Fight Was 50-50 - 100% I Win The Golovkin Rematch! Zolani Tete Dares Ryan Burnett To Get in The Ring, Unify Belts Cyborg Still Plans To Pursue Boxing Run Despite New UFC Deal Photos: Miguel Cotto Grinding Hard For Sadam Ali Showdown Photos: Devon Alexander, Walter Castillo - Ready For Battle Photos: Mayweather Foundation Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway Photos: Gennady Golovkin Visits Children's Hospital in Mexico Amir Khan Fails, Screams in First 'I'm A Celebrity Bushtucker Trial' Golovkin: If Canelo Doesn't Want To Fight, I Want The WBO Belt Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Readies For Launch in Los Angeles Bellew Could Have Interim Fight Depending on Haye's Rehab Time Hearn: David Haye Was Distraught, I've Never Seen Him Like That AIBA, Wu Reach Agreement - Wu To Step Down From His Post
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement