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Weights From London: Froch 167.5 Lb, Groves 166.25 Lb - Boxing News
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 Last update:  5/30/2014       Read more by Jake Donovan         
   
Weights From London: Froch 167.5 Lb, Groves 166.25 Lb
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By Jake Donovan

Carl Froch and George Groves both easily made weight for their highly anticipated rematch, which takes place Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London.

Both fighters came in slightly lighter than their official weights for the first fight. Froch, the defending unified titlist came in at 167.5 lb. Groves checked in at a near-career lightest 166.25 lb.

A sold-out crowd of 80,000 is on tap for what has easily become the biggest fight of 2014. In addition to the huge domestic rival, the bulk of the appeal comes from the controversial ending to their first fight. Groves was well in control, jumping to a quick start with a knockdown in the opening round and well ahead through eight rounds.

However, the super middleweight contender began to run out of steam. Froch came on big in round nine, but a conclusive ending was denied when itchy trigger-finger referee Howard Foster prematurely stopped the contest.

The bout airs live on HBO (Saturday, 4:00PM ET).

The evening's co-feature could very well determine the next opponent for the winner of the headlining bout. James DeGale and Brandon Gonzales square off in a scheduled 12-round super middleweight final elimination bout, with the winner to become the mandatory challenger to one of the alphabet belts in Froch's possession.

DeGale checked in at 167.4 lb., while Gonzalez came in at a chiseled 167.5 lb.

FULL CARD
Carl Froch, 167.5 lb. vs. George Groves, 166.25 lb. - 12 rounds, super middleweight
James DeGale, 167.4 lb. vs. Brandon Gonzales, 167.5 lb. - 12 rounds, super middleweight
Kevin Mitchell, 134.5 vs. Ghislain Maduma, 134.75 lb. - 12 rounds, lightweight
Jamie McDonell, 117.5 lb. vs. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat, 117 lb. - 12 rounds, bantamweight
Anthony Joshua, 236 lb. vs. Matt Legg, 227.5 lb. - 8 rounds, heavyweight
Martin Ward, 130 lb. vs. Ian Bailey, 129.25 lb. - 4/6 rounds, lightweight
Gamal Yafai, 123.5 lb. vs. Jack Heath, 125.75 lb. - 4 rounds, featherweight

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
Tags: Carl Froch , George Groves , Kevin Mitchell , Jamie McDonnell , Anthony Joshua , Froch-Groves , Froch vs. Groves


 

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comment by Ravens Fan, on 05-30-2014
[QUOTE=Snake4380]Nice event at a packed stadium...while Andre Ward tries to lure someone to fight in front of a few K in Cali...[/QUOTE] Regardless of how popular or unpopular Ward happens to be Froch still gets his a$$ handed to him anytime or anyplace that they happen to fight.

comment by negativegain, on 05-30-2014
[QUOTE=Snake4380]Nice event at a packed stadium...while Andre Ward tries to lure someone to fight in front of a few K in Cali...[/QUOTE] i think you mean a few dozen.

comment by Snake4380, on 05-30-2014
Nice event at a packed stadium...while Andre Ward tries to lure someone to fight in front of a few K in Cali...

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