Good Night Irene Froch Vs Groves 2
Wow “Good Night Irene” Froch vs Groves 2 in Wembley was the tale of two fights. A right hand from Carl Froch that would have knocked out an Elephant put George Groves to sleep. There is no doubt about this one a right hand after a left hook put Groves in la la land. Froch started slowly again seemingly losing the first four rounds. As the fight progressed Froch started to land his body shots and his jab against Groves. The eighth round knockout was devastating. His pound for pound status is solidified now he looks to fight Julio Cesar Chavez JR, Andre Ward, or Gennady Golovkin.
Groves came out fast landing his jab and piling up the rounds early, but once Froch got his motor running it was Froch’s fight. He stayed poised and walked down George Groves slowly. Froch came forward and you could see and feel the momentum swing in the fifth round. Groves was not effective fighting backing up on the back foot. Froch the veteran could sense that he was chipping away at the exterior of Groves, and it would be a matter of time before he landed something big. The pace favored Froch and it came to fruition in the eighth with that right hand that shot out of a canon and the fight was over. Froch vs Groves 2 in Wembley was epic.
James DeGale Decisions Andre Dirrell: When Knockdowns Become the Neutralizer
Former Olympic Gold medalist James Degale (21-1 14 kos) outpointed Andre Dirrell (24-2 16 kos) to become the new IBF Super Middleweight champion in Boston, Massachusetts. The always confident DeGale seemed to fall behind early in his feeling out process. However, late in round two he changed the whole momentum of the fight when he dropped Dirrell twice earning him a 10-7 round in which Dirrell who fought back in the fight, but he could never overcome.
Falling behind for Dirrell was just too big of an obstacle to fight back from on two of the judges’ cards 114-112, but one judge had it 117-109 and they should never be allowed to judge a fight again. DeGale kept Dirrell honest with his straight left hand giving him something to keep on his mind. Dirrell boxed himself back into the fight, but it was DeGale’s night to get his hand raised. DeGale vs Dirrell was a good fight, and both men fought and boxed to give the fans a great show on NBC’s Premier Boxing Champion Series. Congratulations to James DeGale the new IBF Super Middleweight champion. DeGale said he will take on all challengers in the division. It will interesting to see who his next opponent will be.