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View Poll Results: Did Carl underastimate Groves?
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:29 AM   #16
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I do think he thought Groves was a class or two below.

Thing is Froch fought 8 rounds than he should of really of been allowed to. I mean that KD was a fight ending punch. He gets up and somehow manages to put it on Groves in round 9.

It would of been interesting to see how the fight would of played out if the KD didn't happen in round 1. Froch for me only just found his feet in round 6 or 7. He looked like a man fighting his senses not just Groves.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:54 AM   #17
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I think he prepared just like he would any other fight. But he clearly thought he could just walk through Groves. Just look at the way he was about to launch a wild attack when he got put down. That was a huge moment in the fight. It will be interesting to see what happens if GG dosen't land something like that this time.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:06 AM   #18
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anyone got that clip of froch on his stool in round 6 i think where he keeps saying 'f**k me'
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:25 AM   #19
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anyone got that clip of froch on his stool in round 6 i think where he keeps saying 'f**k me'
I have a clip of groves crying into Booths chest ....Arrggghhh bless him
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:26 AM   #20
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Default Re: Do you think Froch took groves lightly ?

Froch is always prepared physically, he's clean living and doesn't have to lose much to make weight.
However, i do think he was under prepared mentally, with regards to what he would be up against in the ring. As another poster said, he knew what Groves would bring to the ring, but he thought his experience would nullify Groves work.
Groves surprised and hurt froch early, this gave him a massive advantage, and he still couldn't finish the job. i had Groves 3 rounds ( one was a 10-8 ) ahead at the time of the stoppage. now even disregarding the official scorecards, had froch dropped him and then won the remaining rounds, would people have called that a robbery ?
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:20 PM   #21
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the first fight went exactly how I thought it would... I always thought they had similar styles but groves was a lot faster than froch, froch however has the better engine, chin and strength down the stretch, pick em fight number 2 depends if groves has improved like he seems to do every time he fights
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:20 AM   #22
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Froch saw Groves as nothing more than a distraction while his eyes were on bigger prizes and it was billied that way too. No doubt the rematch will be billied as the greatest showdown since rocky and drago or whatever bile Hearn will spout to put bum on seats
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:08 AM   #23
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Froch always looks bad against quick fighters.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:38 AM   #24
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I have a clip of groves crying into Booths chest ....Arrggghhh bless him
You be crying too if you were robbed in the biggest fight of your life but then again you have never even entered a boxing gym,although you have an iron chin and a great jab on the internet..
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:05 AM   #25
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You be crying too if you were robbed in the biggest fight of your life but then again you have never even entered a boxing gym,although you have an iron chin and a great jab on the internet..
good post
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:36 PM   #26
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Yes.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #27
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froch always listens to people blowing smoke up his ass and gets over confidant, i think the last fight might have brought him back down to earth
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:32 AM   #28
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Physically he was prepared 100% for GG but until that punch put him down 1st round mentally he didn't respect him.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #29
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I think nerves got the better of Froch. He started very slowly and looked anxious........then BOOM he's on his backside. He was then just trying to find his feet but he couldn't because Groves was all over him for the next 6 rounds.

Froch wasn't expecting Groves to be that good and start that quickly. Let's see how Froch starts next time.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:10 AM   #30
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