Watch: On This Day In 2014 The Carl Froch Knockout of George Groves
Sit back, relax and enjoy this Carl Froch knockout of George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
It seems like only yesterday that Carl Froch scored a knockout of epic proportions at Wembley stadium. Indeed, something he went on to remind us as boxing fans a lot about in the time since the win.
It was preambled by a first fight that ended in controversy when Froch stopped Groves by the referee stepping in perhaps a tad too early.
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The school of thought that Groves was on his way out that round anyway mind you, but enough bitterness ensued for months after to warrant the rematch.
The public simply demanded it, but Groves for his part did something very smart that not many I can recall have done before or since in boxing.
He essentially lobbied the governing body who put on the world title fight first time around into submission through persistence – following showing them video evidence of how the fight was not, in his view, officiated correctly.
He managed to put enough pressure on to the point where a rematch was mandated. Froch probably was happy not seeing Groves’ face again but alas, he was forced to.
This Carl Froch knockout, ultimately, was the result on this day on May 31st, 2014: