1 Jun 2014

Clinical Froch knocks out Groves to retain titles

11:54 am on 1 June 2014

Englishman Carl Froch landed the punch of his life to knock out compatriot George Groves in the eighth round and retain his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles in front of an 80,000 sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium.

The grizzled 36-year-old, in his 12th world title fight, exploded his right glove flush on to the chin of fellow Briton Groves late in the round to end the contest in brutal fashion.

Froch's 24th knockout victory came out of the blue after an often cagey fight that occasionally burst into life before a British record crowd for a boxing match according to local media.