Fiji Time: 8:00 PM on Tuesday 20 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Froch knocks out Groves to retain title

Afp
Monday, June 02, 2014

LONDON - There was no controversy or arguing over the outcome this time as Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in the eighth round in defence of his two world super-middleweight titles at Wembley Stadium yesterday.

Froch stopped his British rival with a big right hand to retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) belts in front of a record crowd of 80,000.

It was a stunning finish from Froch after a tense eight rounds, with the punch separating Groves from his senses and leaving him on the canvas.

It was Froch's fourth defence of the IBF belt and second defence of the WBA title, in what is his third reign as world champion.

Froch improved to 33 wins and two defeats and he perhaps only has one more fight left before retiring.

That may be against another British fighter James DeGale, who stopped American Brandon Gonzales in the fourth round on the undercard in an eliminator for the IBF belt.

For Groves, a second defeat in his 21st fight leaves a third fight with Froch looking unlikely.

It was not as exciting an encounter as their first one had been until the savage finish from Froch, which nailed Groves to the canvas.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63170.6127
JPY 54.204251.2042
GBP 0.35800.3500
EUR 0.40540.3934
NZD 0.68860.6556
AUD 0.63870.6137
USD 0.50450.4875

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Living in fear
  2. Nacuqu puts hands up
  3. Drivers lose $7800 weekly after LTA freezes permits
  4. Women return home in time for anniversary
  5. Bajpai joins NFP, eyes on health facilities
  6. Association plans to boycott operations
  7. 44 men charged with sedition plead not guilty
  8. Taliga aims for Fiji 7s spot, will play in Nawaka
  9. Focus on teachers
  10. Target set for improved education

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  3. Della S(h)aw love Thursday (15 Feb)
  4. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  5. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  6. Dash for cover Wednesday (14 Feb)
  7. Villagers cry foul Thursday (15 Feb)
  8. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  9. Tikotikoca withdraws provisional candidacy from NFP Wednesday (14 Feb)
  10. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)