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    Default Froch v Groves 2 - Lets get it on!

    Only a few days to go. BetVictor has a good offer: Froch v Groves II
    If Froch or Groves get knocked out, we’ll refund ALL LOSING BETS as a FREE BET up to £25!


    I haven't got a clue who to bet on tbh. Hoping for all-out war!

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    Froch has got a couple of special moves up his sleeve ...


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    Same dude, no?? Bit of moonlighting gwan.


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    Very little to separate them on form, so how come one is markedly shorter on BF ?

    Whats different ? have zero knowledge, but would have to go with
    the longer price

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    You would have to put Froch in the 'past his best' bracket - but as the Champion and considering he disposed of Groves last time out, he should probably still edge favouritism.

    Groves showed plenty of inexperience in their first meeting, back in November. In hindsight the early knock down almost worked against Groves - as once he knew he could hurt Froch, he went right after him! Burnt out and leg weary by the time referee Howard Foster stepped in with a headlock to call it off in round nine (albeit prematurely), Groves looked to be there for Froch's taking - had the fight actually continued. GG was ahead on all three judges' cards at the time.

    The talk this time around is for a steadier start on Groves' part (... as in the press conference he spoke of his intention to increase his work rate as the rounds go by). Take this with a piece of salt! 80,000 fans and the dislike between these two should see the action hit Rocky status by round 3, or 4 - if it goes that far.

    Groves' best chance is early - and Froch has never been stopped.

    It should be a cracking fight on a great night which will see James DeGale and Anthony Joshua in action on the undercard.

    Fill the fridge and put your feet up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emkayracing View Post
    the dislike between these two should see the action hit Rocky status by round 3, or 4 - if it goes that far.
    Is this dislike genuine? Havent followed this fight hype so dont know but lost count of fights in the past where perceived hatred of one another is all about selling tickets. Once its over they then hug each other, tell the TV what a great fighter the other is and more or less run off in the sunset together

    Heard on the radio some "expert" say he expects a Hearns Hagler type fight so Round 3 it is then. Cant see that tbh, although no doubt both wont be able to resist an early knockout of the other so round 1 will be a proper ol' tearup and worth the entrance fee alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight Rider View Post
    Is this dislike genuine?
    Froch on Groves

    I haven’t got any hate for him, why should I? I have no real reason to hate him. He is in the same sport as me and I know what he goes through in training, you have got to have respect for somebody that does what he does.

    Groves on Froch

    Despite all the pre-match posturing, it’s often all smiles and handshakes between fighters after a bout. Can you see a future bromance for you and Carl Froch?

    I’m honestly not fussed. I don’t think we’ll ever be friends, he’s not really my cup of tea. But I don’t dislike him. In the build-up to this fight he’s an opponent. I’ll beat him, then if I see him after, I’ll wave and shake his hand, I have no qualms about that. But while you’re a fighter, you have that alpha maleness in you, you want to be top dog and take no prisoners – so you have to find that balance.


    This could actually be the start of a beautiful friendship

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    Watched the first fight again - and referee Howard Foster was poor throughout. Forearm smashes, headbutts, punches on the break and punches after the round bell all went without punishment. Groves was the main culprit.

    American Charlie Fitch takes over this evening.

    On prices, the first fight had Froch a best-priced 2/7, Groves 7/2 and the Draw at 33s.

    It was generally 1/2 Froch, 2/1 Groves and 28/1 the Draw immediately after their November bout.

    The rematch was confirmed on Feb 13th. (4/7 F, 7/4 G, 25/1 D).

    Best prices with just hours to go see Champion Froch at 3/4, Groves at 7/5 with the somewhat unlikely Draw at 28/1.


    Where your money should go really depends on your view of the first fight.

    Either you think Froch had taken Groves far too lightly - in which case you will be expecting to see an all-round sharper 'Cobra' at around 10pm this evening. You could liken the scenario to an FA Cup tie between two clubs with an obvious gulf in class, where the bigger team fields a better side and wins the replay!

    The alternate view would be that Froch had undertaken his usual preparation, was 'match fit' and had simply come up against a younger, faster & hungrier fighter (- who put Froch on the canvas for only the second time in his 34-fight professional career). This camp would expect Groves to come back out and boss the Champion (as he did for 5/6 rounds in November) before going on to take his two belts.


    It's 8/13 (1.62) with SkyBet that the fight is won by either fighter in 'normal time' (Rounds 1-12). Betfair's 'Go the distance' market offers just 1.52 about the same outcome.

    Froch by KO, TKO or Disq looks pretty big at 2.4 in a place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lcredd View Post
    Only a few days to go. BetVictor has a good offer: Froch v Groves II
    If Froch or Groves get knocked out, we’ll refund ALL LOSING BETS as a FREE BET up to £25!

    also....

    Betfair Sportsbook
    Place a pre-fight single bet on the ROUND BETTING or GROUPED ROUND BETTING market of Froch v Groves. If the fight is won on points we'll refund your stake up to a max £/€25

    Coral
    Place a pre-fight £/€10+ bet on Carl Froch v George Groves on Saturday 31st May on any market and if "Saint George" Groves wins the fight we will give you a free £10 bet token to use on England v Italy Saturday 14th June 2014.

    Betfred
    Will history repeat itself? Money back as a free bet up to £50 if Carl Froch is knocked down by George Groves but then goes on to win by KO or TKO.

    PaddyPower
    Money-Back Special - If this fight ends in the last 3 rounds, we will refund all losing Round Betting bets on the fight. £50


    Ladbrokes
    If the fight between Carl Froch and George Groves ends in Carl Froch winning by points after 12 rounds we will refund all losing individual Round Betting win singles, up to £/€25, in the form of a free bet token.

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    Froch is a 100% cert, mark my words.

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