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Carl Froch recovered from a first-round knockdown to stop George Groves in the ninth round in Manchester on Saturday night. Froch retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles in an engrossing all-British fight. Referee Howard Foster infuriated Groves and 21,000 spectators by intervening to end the fight after Froch had finally landed some meaningful punches to leave the challenger wobbling for the first time. Groves, who suffered his first defeat in 20 fights, protested that he was able to fight on almost immediately after Foster declared the fight over.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SnakeVen0m on 11-25-2013


Comment by JamesEarl on 11-25-2013

If the Ref would have asked Carl to walk towards him in the 1st round after the knock down, Froch wouldn't have been able to do so too wobbly. Froch got a pass there and the bell sounded. Close to…

Comment by Othello on 11-24-2013

Groves has a better chance of beating Ward than Froch does

Comment by gashalasha7 on 11-24-2013

Froch was totally schooled. Terrible stoppage, biased judges and referee. George Groves is the true world champion.

Comment by AlbanianTruths on 11-24-2013

Froch is a good fighter but he can't beat ward... No way should they fight again!

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