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Carl Froch vs George Groves Two Fight Epic All British World Title Encounter Culminating In A Brutal KO At Wembley Stadium DUAL SIGNED Everlast Glove

Carl Froch vs George Groves Two Fight Epic All British World Title Encounter Culminating In A Brutal KO At Wembley Stadium DUAL SIGNED Everlast Glove

Carl Froch vs George Groves two fight epic all British IBF and WBA super middleweight World title encounter culminating in a brutal KO at Wembley Stadium DUAL SIGNED (silver sharpie) Everlast glove.

Carl Froch vs George Groves I - 23rd November 2013, Phones 4u Arena, Manchester.

* The IBF installed Groves as the mandatory challenger to Carl Froch, with a bout between them taking place on 23 November, 2013 at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester; Froch's IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles were on the line. On 17 September, it was announced that Groves had parted ways with trainer Adam Booth.

Froch stopped Groves in the ninth round in controversial circumstances when ahead on all three judges' scorecards and after dropping the champion in the first round. Many considered that the referee had stepped in too quickly when Froch landed with four heavy head punches. Given the controversial nature of the stoppage, there were immediate calls for a re-match.


Carl Froch vs George Groves II - 31st May 2014, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London.

* Froch was quoted that the fight was what the 'British public want to see' and that was his reason for taking the option to give George Groves a rematch while defending his IBF & WBA Super Middleweight titles. As soon as tickets went on sale, 60,000 tickets were sold in under an hour and a further 20,000 tickets were made available, making this the biggest ever attendance for a boxing match in Britain since the Second World War.

The fight was a significantly more cagey affair than the first match, with both fighters initially looking to out box each other. Froch was stronger in the earlier rounds, with Jim Watt unofficially scoring the earlier rounds in favour of the champion on his Sky Sports scorecard. By the end of the seventh round, both Richie Woodhall and Steve Bunce had the fight scored 4 rounds to 3 on BBC scorecards. Groves came out fighting in the 8th round before Froch got him pinned against the ropes and delivered a stunning, sensational right hand which knocked Groves clean out. The referee, Charlie Fitch, instantly called the fight, sensing Groves was clearly in no fit state to continue. BBC boxing commentator Mike Costello referred to it as "The best punch you will ever see in a British boxing ring".


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Carl Froch (born 2 July 1977), is a two time and reigning WBC Super Middleweight champion. He previously held the British title at Super Middleweight level, as well as the English title and also the Commonwealth belt.

Amateur
Froch began boxing at his home in Colwick, Nottingham at 9 years old. He later joined the Phoenix ABC in Gedling, near Nottingham. As an amateur he won two ABA middleweight titles in 1999 and 2001 and a bronze medal at the 2001 World Amateur Boxing Championships before turning pro and having his first pro fight in March 2002.

During his amateur career, he lost a fight to Denis Inkin, who he was scheduled to fight in a title eliminator in 2008, but Inkin pulled out on three occasions.

Professional Career
Froch has had 28 professional fights, with 20 knockout and 7 decision victories, suffering defeat only once.

Froch, trained by Robert McCracken and managed by Mick Hennessy, is the current WBC World super-middleweight champion.

In 2004, he won the vacant British and Commonwealth Championships. He has defended both against Brian Magee, Tony Dodson, Matthew Barney and Damon Hague, and the Commonwealth belt alone against Ruben Groenewald and Dale Westerman, earning him a Lonsdale Belt outright in the process and fulfilling a long-held ambition.

Following a victory over the Armenian Sergey Tatevosyan, on the 9 November 2007 at Trent FM Arena in Nottingham he stopped veteran ex-World champion Robin Reid, after which Reid retired.

He is a supporter of Nottingham Forest and has a season ticket, making him a popular figure among Forest fans. He occasionally trains at Forest's training ground when a fight is upcoming. He has also appeared on the popular Sky Sports Saturday Morning Football show Soccer AM the week before a fight. He has been a special guest at the City Ground on a number of occasions and received a warm welcome from the Forest faithful.

On 10 May 2008, at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham Carl Froch stopped unbeaten Polish Albert Rybacki in the 4th round of a scheduled 12. Rybacki was drafted in as a last-minute replacement after initial opponent Denis Inkin pulled out on two occasions and no Top 30 fighter was willing to take the fight at two weeks' notice.

Jean Pascal
On 6 December 2008, Froch fought Canadian Jean Pascal for the vacant WBC super middleweight title and won after a hard-fought 12-round brawl. Both combatants showed enormous grit and determination, landing and taking huge shots from one another without even flinching.

Since the fight, Froch and Pascal have become friends on a personal level and have made a promise to face each other again in the future.

Pascal has since moved up to light heavyweight and become the WBC light heavyweight champion after defeating Adrian Diaconu. Pascal has since defended his title four times, including a bout against highly-touted American Chad Dawson, and a majority draw in home territory, against a 45 year old Bernard Hopkins that saw the only judge not scoring a draw awarding the fight to Hopkins. Pascal lost the rematch in a fight that saw Hopkins crowned the oldest ever World champion.

Carl Froch vs Jermain Taylor
On 25 April 2009, Froch fought Jermain Taylor in his first defence of his WBC super middleweight title, at the Foxwoods Resort in Foxwoods, Connecticut. Froch survived a third-round knockdown – the first of his entire career, amateur and professional – and, behind on two of the three judges' cards coming into the final round, he managed to stop his opponent with a stunning 12th round knockout.

After the fight, brimming with confidence, Froch was quick to send out a verbal challenge to unbeaten Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe and was also quoted as saying "Kessler, Pavlik, Hopkins, I want them all to feel the force."

Super Six World Boxing Classic
On 13 July, Froch agreed to take part in the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament devised by American giant Showtime. The tournament features 6 boxers including Andre Dirrell, Mikkel Kessler, Arthur Abraham, Jermain Taylor, Andre Ward and Froch himself.

Froch's first opponent in the Super Six was Andre Dirrell.

Andre Dirrell
The bout took place in Nottingham on 18 October and Froch's WBC World title was on the line. Froch won the fight and retained his title with a split decision victory over the previously undefeated Andre Dirrell. Two of the judges scored the bout 115-112 in favour of Froch, with the other scoring the bout 114-113 in favour of Dirrell.

Mikkel Kessler
Froch's next fight was against Mikkel Kessler, who lost the WBA Super Middleweight Championship to Andre Ward. Froch's WBC title was again on the line. In a closely fought contest in Kessler's home country of Denmark where both men had great moments throughout the fight, Kessler took Froch's title and inflicted Froch's first professional defeat via unanimous decision, the judges scoring the contest by margins of 116-112, 115-113 and 117-111. Froch later stated that the fight was close and that he believes the decision would have gone his way if the event had been held in Nottingham.

Arthur Abraham
Froch faced former middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in the third stage. However, since an eye injury forced Mikkel Kessler to relinquish his WBC title and resign from the tournament, Froch-Abraham was for the vacant WBC super-middleweight title. Both Froch and Abraham came off of a loss in stage two of the Super Six. Abraham lost after a disqualification against former Froch victim Andre Dirrell, when Abraham landed a sweeping hook to the chin of Dirrell while he was down on one knee.

Froch put up, arguably, the best performance of his career to regain the WBC super-middleweight title as he dominated from start to finish to claim a unanimous points victory over Arthur Abraham in Helsinki. Many doubted Froch would last the distance against the powerful Abraham and that Abraham would knock him out,Abraham was also the favourite to win at the bookmakers. Pundits felt that his porous defence and awkward style would be no match for Abraham's power. Froch won the fight against Abraham, with the scores given by the judges of 119-109, 120-108 and 120-108, reflecting the one-sided nature of the bout.

Glen Johnson
Off the heels of his shutout victory over Abraham, Froch entered the semifinal stage of the tournament. His semi-final opponent on June 4th 2011 in Atlantic City, New Jerseywas Glen Johnson, a veteran fighter with wins over Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio Tarver. Johnson had entered as a late replacement for Mikkel Kessler and knocked out Allan Greento advance to the semi-finals. The first few rounds of the fight were feel-out rounds. Johnson put pressure on Froch early, but the Englishman was able to keep him at bay with counter punches and combinations. Froch's tendency to keep his left hand low worked against him as Johnson was able to land the right hand with regularity in the middle rounds. Froch, known for his durable chin, was never wobbled by Johnson's big punches, instead answering back with more combination punching. In the late rounds, Johnson appeared to be gassed, and Froch was able to win the championship rounds decisively. He retained his title with a majority decision victory, with the scores given by the judges of 116-112, 117-111, and 114-114. He is scheduled to fight Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward in the super six final.

Andre Ward
Carl Froch lost in the final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament in a dramatic bout against WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward. The vacant The Ring super middleweight title would be on the line in the fight, as well as Froch and Ward's super middleweight titles. In the first 7 rounds, Ward outboxed Froch, successfully using his jab to neutralize Froch and beating Froch to the punch from a distance and at close range. In the later rounds, Ward seemed to take his foot off the gas, leaving Froch to win a couple rounds near the end of the fight, though they were close and fairly competitive rounds. The judges scorecards were 115–113, 115–113 and 118–110, all in favor of Ward. Ward won the vacant The Ring super middleweight title.

Carl Froch vs Lucian Bute
The IBF officially enforced Carl Froch as Lucian Bute's number one mandatory challenger. The fight, billed as "No Easy Way Out", took place on 26 May 2012 in Froch's hometown of Nottingham. Despite being the underdog with bookmakers, critics and fans around the World, Froch dominated Bute throughout the fight to become the new IBF super-middleweight champion via TKO in round five, making Froch a three-time World champion.

IBF Champion
After the Bute fight and acquiring IBF belt, Froch defeated Yusaf Mack via knockout. The British website BoxRec named Froch the "Fighter of the Year" in the end of 2012.

Froch vs Kessler II
On 25th May 2013, Froch beat Mikkel Kessler in a rematch from their fight in 2010 via a unanimous points decision at The O2 Arena in London, with the judge's scoring the bout 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. After the match, Froch hinted at a rematch against Andre Ward in the UK, or a possible rubber match against Kessler.

Froch vs Groves
The IBF installed George Groves as Froch's mandatory challenger, their bout taking place on Saturday 23 November at the Phones4u Arena, Manchester with Froch's IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles on the line. Froch defended his titles with a TKO victory in Round 9, despite being floored by a right from Groves in the first. There was some controversy as many observers felt that referee Howard Foster stepped in to end the contest prematurely.

The three scoring judges had scored Groves ahead of Froch before Groves was shaken by some powerful Froch blows in the 9th.

Froch vs Groves II
On 13 February 2014, it was announced by Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing that Froch v Groves II would take place on 31 May 2014 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Froch was quoted that the fight was what the 'British public want to see' and that was his reason for taking the option to give George Groves a rematch while defending his IBF & WBA Super Middleweight titles. As soon as tickets went on sale, 60,000 tickets were sold in under an hour and a further 20,000 tickets were made available, making this the biggest ever attendance for a boxing match in Britain since the Second World War.

The fight was a significantly more cagey affair than the first match, with both fighters initially looking to out box each other. Froch was stronger in the earlier rounds, with Jim Watt unofficially scoring the earlier rounds in favour of the champion on his Sky Sports scorecard. By the end of the seventh round, both Richie Woodhall and Steve Bunce had the fight scored 4 rounds to 3 on BBC scorecards. Groves came out fighting in the 8th round before Froch got him pinned against the ropes and delivered a stunning, sensational right hand which knocked Groves clean out. The referee, Charlie Fitch, instantly called the fight, sensing Groves was clearly in no fit state to continue. BBC boxing commentator Mike Costello referred to it as "The best punch you will ever see in a British boxing ring".

Personal Life
Froch was born in Nottingham in 1977 to an English mother (Carol) and an English father (Frank), his surname is from his Polish grandparents. Early in his life Froch wanted to become a footballer and play for Nottingham Forest, his local football team, and has stated that he would love to fight at the City Ground. Froch is an avid fan of Johnny Cash and is also a keen historian with regards to combat. He is married to UK glamour model Rachael Cordingley.

In his column for the Nottingham Evening Post, he announced the birth of his first child Rocco who weighed 6 lbs 14.5oz.












George Groves (born 26 March 1988) is an Englishman, currently promoted by Matchroom Sport, he is a former amateur champion and the reigning Commonwealth titleholder in the super middleweight division. On the 23rd of November 2013 George Groves participated in his first World title fight against Carl Froch at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester, England on Sky Box Office. After Groves knocked the champion down in the 1st round the referee Howard Foster controversially stopped the bout in the 9th round declaring Froch the winner by TKO

Amateur Career
George Groves generally fought in the 75kg category as an amateur and won the Senior ABA championship for his weight in 2006 and 2007. He also fought in championships around the World and won medals in places such as Russia, Estonia, Bosnia, Morocco and the United States.

In 2006, he defeated future Olympic champion James DeGale and in total compiled an amateur record of 66 wins out of 76 fights with 40 stoppage victories.

Professional Career
Groves turned professional and joined the Hayemaker Promotions stable. His first fight as a professional took place in November 2008 at The O2 Arena, on the undercard of David Haye's win over Monte Barrett with a six round win over Lithuanian, Kirill Pshonko. His next outing in February 2009, saw him score a third round stoppage over Frenchman, Romaric Hignard in a fight at the York Hall in Bethnal Green. He followed the victory up in March defeating Paul Samuels at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, and in April travelled to Belfast to dispose of Hungarian Sandor Polgar.

In September 2009, following the collapse of Hayemaker's television deal with Setanta Sports, Groves along with Olympian bronze medal winner David Price signed a promotional deal with veteran boxing promoter Frank Maloney who described Groves as "one of the world's best prospects". Despite signing for Maloney however, Groves would continue to be managed and trained by Hayemaker's Adam Booth.

On 7 November 2009, following two more professional outings, Groves travelled to Germany and fought on the undercard of stablemate David Haye's WBA title win against Nikolai Valuev, defeating experienced Belarussian, Konstantin Makhankov in his first fight over eight rounds.

British And Commonwealth Champion
Groves first title shot came on 3 April 2010, when on the undercard of stablemate David Haye's first title defence against John Ruiz at the MEN Arena in Manchester, Groves, in only his ninth fight, defeated Charles Adamu of Ghana with a 6th round technical knock out to win the Commonwealth title. Groves had dominated the fight, knocking Adamu down once in the first and twice in the fourth before the referee stepped in with 9 seconds of round six to hand the fight to Groves. Groves followed up the win by traveling to Las Vegas to gain some big fight experience and to fight on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz world title fight on 31 July 2010. Groves opponent, the Mexican Alfredo Contreras, had a solid record of 11 wins against 7 losses going into the fight but represented a higher level of international journeyman than those Groves had already beaten. The fight was stopped in the 6th round with Groves declared the winner after the referee decided that Groves was getting through too much and so chose to call off the fight.

On 13 November 2010, Groves made the first defence of his title beating former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kenny Anderson in the sixth round. The fight, on the undercard of David Haye's world title clash with Audley Harrison at the MEN Arena, resulted in a career first knockdown for Groves as he endured his toughest fight to date.

On 5 March 2011, Groves defeated Ghanain boxer Daniel Adotey Allotey at the Huddersfield Leisure Centre, winning by stoppage in the 4th round of what was an 8 round non-title fight. Following the bout Groves said that the fight had been preparation for a potential future clash with British champion James DeGale, a fight he predicted that he would win. He said "Whether it comes by knockout or points, I don't really care. He knows that I've got his number and he's going to struggle to sleep in the preparation for this fight because he is going to have to be on his brain all the time." On 21 May 2011 at the O2 Arena in London, Groves and Degale met in a Commonwealth and British Super Middleweight title fight. Groves was declared the winner by majority decision after 12 closely fought rounds. Two judges scored the fight 115-114 in favour of Groves with another scoring the fight 115-115.

Changing Promoter
A rematch between DeGale and Groves became a possibility when Frank Warren, DeGale's promoter, announced that he had signed Groves to his stable on a three-year deal. Warren said, "It is an obvious fight that will definitely happen again", adding "The last fight was very close and a few observers felt that it could have gone either way".

Despite leaving the Hayemaker promotional stable, Groves' manager and trainer Adam Booth announced that the decision to join Frank Warren was in the best interests of Groves' career. In his first fight with Warren on 5 November 2011, Groves beat former British champion Paul Smith in two rounds at the Wembley Arena in London to retain his British and Commonwealth titles.

Froch vs Groves
The IBF installed Groves as the mandatory challenger to Carl Froch, with a bout between them taking place on 23 November, 2013 at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester; Froch's IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles were on the line. On 17 September, it was announced that Groves had parted ways with trainer Adam Booth. Froch stopped Groves in the ninth round in controversial circumstances when ahead on all three judges' scorecards and after dropping the champion in the first round. Many considered that the referee had stepped in too quickly when Froch landed with four heavy head punches. Given the controversial nature of the stoppage, there were immediate calls for a re-match.

Froch vs Groves II
A rematch between Groves and Froch took place on 31 May 2014 at Wembley Stadium. Froch was quoted that the fight is what the "British public want to see" and that was his reason for taking the option to give Groves a rematch. As in the first fight, Froch's IBF and WBA super middleweight titles were on the line. Prior to the fight, Groves signed with German promoters Sauerland, on what has been described as "a long-term deal". Froch knocked out Groves in the eighth round, retaining his IBF and WBA super middleweight titles.