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Owen Upset With The Post-Fight Treatment of Carl Froch
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A former England football international has hit out at boxing fans after they booed the defending champion after last Saturday’'s controversial refereeing decision.

Writing exclusively on Sportlobster.com former England football international, Michael Owen, criticised boxing fans for the negative reception they gave the IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch after the referee’s stoppage against George Groves.

Groves, the challenger, knocked down his opponent in the opening round, and led on all three judge scorecards going into the ninth, before Froch put together a series of good combinations and referee Howard Foster jumped in - a decision many observers felt premature.

Owen, a former amateur boxer himself for three years, with two official bouts at the age of eleven, has spoken out about the sudden transformation of public opinion following the fight at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on November 23, 2013:

“Quite remarkably [by the end of the fight], the feeling towards both fighters from the majority of observers had completely turned on its head. All of a sudden Groves, who had entered the ring as the villain, was getting lauded in defeat and the hero was getting booed, even though he had done nothing wrong and had actually won the fight. It was this change in opinion I simply couldn’t come to terms with.”

Owen also questions the fickle nature of the fan response towards Groves:

“He fully deserved his standing ovation at the end of the fight and, as such, I do wonder why he was hated so much in the minutes leading up to the fight. Furthermore, I’d love to understand the mind-set of those people who slaughtered him during his ring entrance and then cheered him on his way out – there were plenty of them.”

Speaking about Froch, Owen adds:

“We should celebrate winners, yet all we heard was a chorus of boos directed towards Froch as he spoke in the aftermath of his fight. Of course, there is inevitably going to be some frustration among the paying public because of the referee’s hasty decision, but to target frustrations at Froch was an utter disgrace.

“I can only attribute this type of behaviour to the way we are brought up in this country where we have a history of celebrating great sporting near misses.

“Of course we should celebrate George Groves, a youngster who we all hope has a great future at world level, but let’s also praise the person who should be receiving the vast majority of the plaudits – that is Carl Froch, the actual winner.”

Follow Michael Owen’s blogs at sportlobster.com/themichaelowen

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comment by oldtimer, on 11-29-2013
I think the main reason Froch got booed is because he is a narcissistic self righteous twat. there is not one ounce of humility in his body. I have seen interviews where he refers to himself as a living legend. You could tell that he was reluctant to give Groves any credit at all for his perform...

comment by LacedUp, on 11-29-2013
[QUOTE=taansend]What the multi millionaire, race horse owning Owen may not appreciate is that working class men spent up to a weeks wages on a fight that was robbed of a conclusive ending by a poor ref who acted on reputation rather than the situation.[/QUOTE] Just FYI, Owen came from the epi...

comment by LacedUp, on 11-29-2013
[QUOTE=yoz]Groves absolutely dominated Froch in the early rounds; he made Froch look like an immobile old man. However, from round 6, Groves was blowing hard and Froch was coming on strong. The fight was only going one way: a Froch stoppage.[/QUOTE] I'm not so sure. Carl was finding the target...

comment by taansend, on 11-28-2013
What the multi millionaire, race horse owning Owen may not appreciate is that working class men spent up to a weeks wages on a fight that was robbed of a conclusive ending by a poor ref who acted on reputation rather than the situation.

comment by FrenchDeLaHoya, on 11-28-2013
fck post fight.. boxing fans are upset with during fight treatment of george groves

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