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Groves’ Former Trainer on Rematch Loss to Froch

by David P. Greisman

Adam Booth had trained super middleweight George Groves until a bit before Groves challenged titleholder Carl Froch last year.

Groves lost that bout by a controversial stoppage. There was no controversy in the rematch, which Froch won in May with a one-punch knockout. Booth chatted briefly with BoxingScene.com on July 25 about what he thought.

“It was a lot closer than the first fight in terms of up until the point of the stoppage. And he lost,” Booth said.

Booth was then asked how he feels Groves looks now that the fighter is no longer working with him.

“I genuinely haven’t assessed that. I have enough on a daily basis to be obsessed about.”

It’s not necessarily that Groves is doing specific things wrong because he’s no longer with Booth, the trainer said.

“Every fighter makes mistakes. It’s not a question of whether he makes mistakes that he didn’t make with me. He made mistakes,” Booth said. “I think his best chance was in the first fight, and he didn’t win it. I think that Carl adjusted in the second fight, and I think from the outside maybe they all underestimated Carl Froch. They didn’t think Carl could adjust and box differently to how he did in the first fight. Carl’s got a big amateur background, and he made adjustments and he won the fight.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 07-27-2014

That's interesting about Booth thinking he can always win with tactics. When have we ever seen a Booth fighter adjust during a fight? When Haye's plan didn't work against Wlad he just kept doing the same thing and losing the…

Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 07-27-2014

[QUOTE=SP4RTICUS;14801380]Groves makes me laugh with his denial,and wish to fight froch a 3rd time, he has an intellectual superiority complex, and thinks he can win through pure tactics alone: A Booth trait. Yes froch was lucky to get a stoppage…

Comment by SP4RTICUS on 07-27-2014

[QUOTE=Masters01;14801404]Man, thats super interesting. I had never thought of Groves like that, but you could really be onto something. Everything else is also very reasonable. If that punch didnt land, do you think Froch would have gone onto win?[/QUOTE] 100%,…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-27-2014

Groves is a good fighter but not world class and it showed in both fights

Comment by hamada44 on 07-27-2014

Groves is a bum. He try hit carl with left hooks when his best punch is his right hand. Some doughnut hes chinny too. The right hand he hit froch with was far worse than the right hand froch hit…

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