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Boxing Odds – George Groves vs. Carl Froch for Super Middleweight Title Rematch May 31!

BY The Sweet Science ON May 28, 2014
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George Groves vs. Carl Froch

On November 23, 2013 Carl Froch scored a technical knockout win over Georgie Groves in the 9th round of a scheduled 12 round bout to win the IBF super middleweight and WBA super world super middleweight titles. Both Froch and Groves have been idle since that fateful bout that took place in Manchester but they will return to the ring in a May 31 rematch for both the IBF super middleweight and WBA super world super middleweight titles from Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom. Carl Froch opened as a -160 favorite with the Boxing odds while George Groves opened as a +130 dog. The over under on this bout was over 10.5 round -120 and under 10.5 rounds -110.

George Groves

The 26 year old George Groves hails from Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom where he still resides and has a career record of 19 wins and 1 loss with 0 draws. Out of his 19 wins 15 have come by knockout while his only loss was that aforementioned TKO against Froch. Groves is the 2nd ranked super middleweight out of the UK and is the 8th ranked super middleweight in the world. He stands at 5 feet 11 and one half inches tall with a reach of 72 inches and an orthodox stance.

Carl Froch

The 36 year old Carl Froch is a native of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom where he still resides. He is the top ranked super middleweight in the United Kingdom and the 2nd ranked super middleweight in the world. He stands at 6 feet 1 inches tall with a reach of 75 inches and an orthodox stance. “The Cobra” has a career record of 32 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws. Out of his 32 wins 23 have come by knockout while Froch has never suffered a knockout loss. Froch originally won the IBF and WBA super middleweight title belts on May 25, 2013 with a unanimous decision win over Mikkel Kessler.

The Pick

The defending champ Froch comes at a fair price and is the proven commodity that we will back. Froch!

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oubobcat says:

I think the smart money on this one is on Froch and the under.

A big part of boxing is your mental state entering a fight. In the first fight, Froch was overlooking Groves. Froch trained for the fight but mentally thought it was going to be a walk in the park. He thought he dispatch of Groves early and then move on to bigger and better things.

Well we all know by now it was not a walk in the park for Froch. He was dropped and hurt early by Groves. Froch realized then he was in trouble and had to regroup mentally.

Froch did start to come on later in the fight. He also did hurt Groves in the 9th round. The stoppage was horrible, no doubt. But the referee not only took the opportunity from Groves but also the opportunity from Froch to properly finish him.

I think this time around Froch is much more prepared mentally. He is going to go back to what work's best for him. He will work off the jab and set up angles to land power shots. He will be much smarter as to how he goes about things and not necessarily come in with the mind set that he is going to get Groves out of there early.

Knockouts generally come when the fighter is not looking for the knockout. The fighter sticks to a game plan and sticks to that game plan. By doing so, eventually start landing the hard shots and breaking the opponent down. I see Froch breaking Grove's down mentally and physically. Eventually, his power shots will take a toll on Groves and Froch will get Groves out of there a little earlier than he did in the first fight minus the controversy.

brownsugar says:

I'd like to see Ward ... Degale... or Gonzalez get the winner....keep that supersonic-supermiddleweight thrill-ride rollin'.

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