In front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Carl Froch made it known that he still has a lot of fight left in him. The crowd was electric, the entrances were gladiator like, and the super fight that everyone had been waiting for ended in the knockout that people felt cheated on in the first fight.
Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO’s) once again knocked out George Groves (19-2, 15 KO’s) in the eighth round to retain IBF and WBA World super middleweight titles. This time there was little room for controversy.
Groves started off controlling the pace of the fight with his speed, mainly coming from the jab that Froch was having a hard time getting around. Groves dominated the first four rounds of the fight by not engaging with Froch and using his movement to keep his punches superior and quicker than Froch’s.
As the fight continued though, just like in the first fight, it was Froch that was forcing Groves to engage more than he wished too as he put Groves on the ropes and unleashed heavy artillery to the body and to the head. Froch began to come back on the scorecards as Groves started to fade as the fight continued.
In the middle of the eight round it would be a Froch right hand that would send Groves to the canvas, ending the night in one punch. The referee immediately called the fight after coming to the conclusion that Groves would not be able to get up and beat the count.