Not a problem just wish the fight was allowed to carry on a little longer.
Poor refereeing and poor judging. Two of the judges had Groves winning by only 1 round. Could of gone on longer, ref could of gave a standing 8 to Groves.
I wonder how that ref feels today. Gutted
i thought it was early too. but some guy ringside apparently said Groves' eyes were totally gone, tricky
Robert Smith, British Boxing Board secretary, insisted that Foster’s decision to stop the fight was vindicated.
“Howard Foster had to make the decision in a split second, he made his call, and I back him,” Smith said yesterday. “He does not have the benefit of several replays on television or a monitor. He was six inches away from the fighters, he is looking at the fighter’s eyes, and he has the health, safety and interest of the fighter at heart.
“Howard Foster is a world-class professional. Another punch could have made a massive difference to George’s career.”
'don't forget me, don't forget what i said!' - alright dude, well doneQuote:
I had always said that Groves may well be ahead in this fight but may be stopped towards the later rounds.
On the rematch, Froch said: “I said to Eddie if the re-match makes sense, why not. But I don’t need to have my hand forced. I’m here today, 34 fights, 32 wins, I’ve just defended against a young, hungry fighter.”
i hope they do have a rematch. who cares for seeing Andre Ward pick Froch apart? not me. sod that.
Rematch with Groves then fight Ward and call it a day unless of course he wins.
Groves will beat him in a rematch but it won't happen, Froch is already advising that he won't be forced in to it! . I thought Carl may give ward a decent fight if it was in front of a home crowd (which ward wont do in all fairness). After seeing the fight Saturday, the fight could be held in Frochs mums front room and he'll still be chasing shadows for 12 rounds
"I don't think that I need to fight George Groves again to prove anything," said Froch.
"He was an unbeaten, young, hungry fighter, but he had his chance and, unfortunately, he blew it.
"George Groves was on my hit-list and guess what? On my record, it says Froch v Groves – Froch TKO round 9