Froch vs Groves confirmed


After his unanimous points victory over Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena back in May, Carl Froch told the world that George Groves would be ‘next in line’ to prize the IBF and WBA titles from his gloves.

2 months later sees Carl’s claim confirmed and a match between the British pair is set for late November or early December this year.

The fight promises to throw up plenty of drama during the run up. Critics claimed that a rematch with Andre Ward looked a more testing next venture for Froch and perhaps he was dodging a bullet by taking Groves next. Ward, the last man to defeat Froch back in December 2011, certainly had the most solid credentials with a record of 26-0. However the men standing in George Groves corner will argue that his own stats of 19-0 (15 KOs) is none too shabby and he will be more than a match for The Cobra come the end of the year.

Throw a couple of intriguing sub plots into the mixer and we could be in for a hell of a contest. Froch’s feathers were a tad ruffled during the preparation for his fight with Kessler when Groves chose to spar with the enemy in the run up to the fight. It looks likely the Cobra isn’t going to forget that in a hurry.
Couple this with the pure pantomime that was the run up to his fight with James DeGale back in May 2011 and we’re left feeling pretty confident that this fight won’t creep up on us quietly.

So, will the undefeated youngster come with the weapons to take care of the seasoned pro? Stay tuned for our next instalment regarding this fight when our very own Gilly Mayweather will give his expert verdict on the outcome. Once the venue (if it’s not a packed out O2 Arena we’ll eat our hats) and date have been confirmed we’ll get straight to analysing both the Brits chances in this intriguing home grudge match.