Advertisement
Advertisement

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.”

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

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…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Jose Pedraza To Be Ringside For Lomachenko-Martinez Bout Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Set Down for July 16, Quebec David Haye To Tony Bellew: I'm a Bitch? I'll Smash You To Bits! Nietes' Promoter To Discuss Possible Juan Francisco Estrada Clash Drozd To Exercise WBC Title Shot, Starts Camp For Tony Bellew Joseph Parker's Handlers Are Open To David Haye Showdown Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement