what happens if it rains?Posted March 11, 2014 9:05 am
This is an easy fight for Grooves, I don’t see old man Froch standing after the 4th round, noway.
Grooves can go for a quick Ko, and a Decision, either way, he will retire the old man.
Froch is shot, he can’t follow that young man’ tempo, or speed.
New Referee; new outcome.
Kessler is talking about fighting Grooves after his victory, makes sense, but I have a huge feeling that Kessler will suffer the same fate as Froch, against Grooves.Posted March 6, 2014 6:29 am
Degale would flunk bika and there’s a reason groves won’t rematch degale! Froch will stop groves this time and ktfo why u ask? Groves let out all his tricks of the trade.watch and seePosted March 6, 2014 1:16 am
“They should put Mayweather v Maidana on the undercard..”
couldn’t agree more!Posted March 5, 2014 7:24 pm
keep that useless pri#k defail off the undercard.Posted March 5, 2014 2:53 pm
Groves better knock him out because that promoter will guarantee no Froch decision loss. Too many rich pay days down the tube otherwise!Posted March 5, 2014 1:05 pm
Soooo, lets hear what all those pundits said….”Froch will never fight Groves again,he is to afraid”…..Where are you little men…Posted March 5, 2014 12:49 pm
I think either Froch or Groves will win.Posted March 5, 2014 11:57 am
Earn it Man
It’s going to be either Groves early or Froch late. I think Froch late. He will have a big point to prove and will be a different fighter. Great match and great venue for it.Posted March 5, 2014 2:27 am
I bet against Hearns vs Hagler, Leonard, Barkley, and Barkley again. You had to take good punchers against him.
I would have bet against Tommy if he fought Nunn, McCallum, Reggie Johnson, James Toney, or Sumbu Kalambay. I think a prime Pavlik would have beaten Tommy too.
Ibeabuchi would have been champ for a very long time… A damned shame they threw the key away on the word of a sex industry worker… If they did that to Deontay Wilder he’d be locked up for the next 20 years as well.Posted March 4, 2014 10:08 pm
And BTW I am a Groves fan, have been for years. But when it comes to betting you should go with your gut. There’s only a few boxers who I refused to bet against but those were my all-time favorites like Hearns, Barrera, McClellan, Pavlik and Ibeabucchi.Posted March 4, 2014 7:30 pm
FYI Froch is a slight fave at -160 vs Groves at +140. So it’s quite different than their first bout which was probably 3/1 in favor of Froch. So even though I was one of those who objected vehemently against the stoppage I’m probably going to bet a few hundred on Froch since it’s a good value play and he’s more durable. Also there’s a trend where if a fighter is outboxed then figures out his opponent late in the bout, the rematch often picks up where the last one ended.Posted March 4, 2014 7:26 pm
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Calzaghe v Kessler attendance was 50-000 at the Millenium stadium.Posted March 4, 2014 6:32 pm
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Groves will have to fight Froch, that is the only way he can win he won’t win on the back foot, either way he will lose.Posted March 4, 2014 6:18 pm
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Groves had his chance in the first fight, knocked Froch down early, then threw everything at him,Froch was nervous with the build up etc, different fight this time, Froch will stop Groves before the 6th round.Posted March 4, 2014 6:15 pm
True, and he is a redhead.
I won’t be surprised if the red mist decends.Posted March 4, 2014 6:11 pm
Sure, that’s what makes it such a good match-up: people have strong emotions about this one, and about who’s going to win, but everyone admits it could easily go either way.
I agree with that assessment. Aiming to KO Froch in the first four rounds is a recipe for disaster. I doubt he’s serious about going about it that way.
However, with 80,000 fans in attendance all roaring them on, it could easily turn into toe-to-toe action like it did in the sixth round (especially) of the last fight.Posted March 4, 2014 6:06 pm
I don’t see Groves winning unless he paces himself with the goal of outscoring Froch.
If he tries to out macho Froch like last time he gets stopped again.Posted March 4, 2014 6:00 pm
@martin – Im sure he is, but when the going gets tough in the 2nd match, and it will. He will have flashbacks knowing that Froch feeds off the punishment, comes on strong and that he (Groves) got stopped. Hey, it’s just my opinion, Groves may well blow Froch out of the water. If so, I will be the first to congratulate him. I just don’t see it happening.Posted March 4, 2014 5:53 pm
Bika would be too tough for DeGale.Posted March 4, 2014 5:50 pm
Go and read the Guardian interview with Groves: he’s plenty confident himself, let me tell you!Posted March 4, 2014 5:49 pm
Or is it Andrew Ward? I forget, probably because his fights put me to sleep.
Never mind. Andre, Andrew, whatever. No one cares.Posted March 4, 2014 5:48 pm
I am absolutely confident that Froch will destroy Groves in this rematch. I will return to give Groves props if he pulls it off. I just cannot see him overcoming his last defeat mentally. He threw everything at Froch, hurt him, outpointed him, landed cleanly and often. Groves still could not dispose of Froch and was gassed with over 3 rounds left to run. Froch started turning the tide and was beginning a beatdown of Groves as the fight was stopped. Froch will definitely get up for this fight due to the public outcry of uncertainty of first ending. Froch by late KO for me.Posted March 4, 2014 5:47 pm
“Who cares about this fight?”
Tens of millions of people, that’s who.
Who cares about Andre Ward’s fights?
NOBODY!Posted March 4, 2014 5:46 pm
Ted Theodore Logan
Who cares about this fight? They’d both get worked if they crossed the pondPosted March 4, 2014 5:26 pm
Froch will stop groves this time period.Posted March 4, 2014 5:25 pm
“Any promoter with some forward vision, would find a way to put DeGale/Bika on the card.”
Yes, good point. DeGale will certainly be aiming to beat Bika and set up a fight with the winner of Froch-Groves, so that could well happen.Posted March 4, 2014 5:23 pm
Indeed. I think we may have to wait till the 10th to find out how much tickets are going for.Posted March 4, 2014 5:22 pm
Any promoter with some forward vision, would find a way to put DeGale/Bika on the card.
And Joshua against a named opponent like Audley Harrison!…Posted March 4, 2014 5:21 pm
Wembley stadium seats about 80,000 if I’m not mistaken. They better stack the undercard and make reasonably priced seats available.Posted March 4, 2014 5:14 pm
“2 idiots hitting each other faces and people pay for it – very STUPID – we have millions kids who is starving now – better spend money on it. Just think a bit about it….”
Okay, Victoria, but no more shoes or make-up or expensive clothes or perfume for you either.
All your money, beyond basic necessities, goes to people who are too stupid and ignorant to use condoms from now on, okay?Posted March 4, 2014 5:07 pm
2 idiots hitting each other faces and people pay for it – very STUPID – we have millions kids who is starving now – better spend money on it. Very SADPosted March 4, 2014 4:23 pm
Biggest fight in May
They should put Mayweather v Maidana on the undercard..Posted March 4, 2014 4:15 pm
what about fury and del blob on the undercard.Posted March 4, 2014 4:07 pm
you sux Anonymous,you suxPosted March 4, 2014 3:24 pm
I prefer Anonymous’ undercard.
Quigg v Frampton is made for Wembley and would be a cracking fight! Callum Smith v Chris Eubank Jr won’t go the distance, so that would be a great fight too. I agree that Joshua would KO Price, Joshua looks the real deal. And yep, Mitchell Smith KO’s John Simpson in a very exciting fight.Posted March 4, 2014 3:17 pm
Undercard should be…Crolla vs Murray, eubank Jr vs Bj Saunders, Fury vs Chisora…nuff saidPosted March 4, 2014 3:05 pm
dan the man
No way de gale smashes bika.Posted March 4, 2014 2:46 pm
Wembley Stadium! Wow! I gotta go to that. That’s gonna amazing.
They should have a mega-undercard of …
Quigg v Frampton. Chris Eubank Jr v Callum Smith. Joshua v Price. Mitchell Smith v John Simpson.
That would be great!
Groves to stop Froch inside 5 rounds.
Frampton to KO Quigg.
Callum Smith to stop Eubank Jr.
Joshua to KO Price.
Mitchell Smith to KO John Simpson.Posted March 4, 2014 2:25 pm