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Boxing fans divided over Carl Froch victory

Debate raged on Twitter among boxing fans following Car Froch's controversial ninth round victory against George Groves in Manchester.

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That Froch/Groves decision is a shocker! No way he will give him a rematch because he will get dusted.

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Watched Froch Groves back ten times. Groves is gone, he's not defending, his head is rolling and he turns his back. Fight over

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Groves impressed me , carried himself well. Froch, great boxer, not at the races tonight. Thought his post match lacked decorum.

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Carl Froch retains world title with controversial win

Carl Froch has retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial ninth-round stoppage of George Groves in Manchester.

Carl Froch celebrates following a ninth round stoppage in his WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title fight against George Groves.
Carl Froch celebrates following a ninth round stoppage in his WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title fight against George Groves. Credit: PA

Froch was floored by a flinging right hand in the opening moments but clawed his way back into the bout and won a spectacular duel when referee Howard Foster jumped in to end the contest in the ninth.

Foster's intervention with Groves still on his feet sparked uproar, with both corner teams briefly squaring off in the ring while a crowd which had started off resolutely pro-Froch roundly cheered the challenger.

Read: Carl Froch trains in front of his home fans

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Froch favourite to beat Groves as fight only hours away

George Groves (left) and Carl froch go nose to nose at the weigh-in Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There is not long to go now before Nottingham boxer, Carl Froch, takes on George Groves in Manchester.

'The Cobra' is still the odds-on favourite to retain his belts.

To win:

Carl Froch - 1/4

George Groves - 3/1

Draw - 33/1

Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.

Carl Froch: Weigh-in ahead of George Groves clash

Carl Froch is the heavy favourite to beat George Groves (background)
Carl Froch is the heavy favourite to beat George Groves (background) Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The weigh-in ahead of Carl Froch's latest world title defence against George Groves will take place today.

Froch, 36, defends his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles against Groves, 25, at the Manchester Arena.

Froch has 31 wins from 33 fights and will be taking part in his 11th world title fight in a row.

He is the heavy favourite to retain his belts.

Media await Carl Froch at fight news conference

News conference to take place shortly Credit: ITV News Central

Media are awaiting the highly anticipated news conference ahead of this weekend's fight between Nottingham's Carl Froch, and London's George Groves.

The fight will take place on Saturday in Manchester, with the Nottingham world champion favourite with bookmakers to keep hold of his titles.

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Latest odds ahead of Froch's fight with Groves

by James Clark
Carl 'The Cobra' Froch will take of George Groves on Saturday Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Nottingham's Carl Froch will defend his IBF and WBC world titles on Saturday against George Groves in Manchester.

Is The Cobra favourite to win in the latest odds?

Carl Froch to win - 1/4

George Groves to win - 3/1

Draw - 25/1

Fight to go the distance - 7/5

Carl Froch KO - 8/11

George Groves KO - 7/1

Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.

Read more: Froch v Groves countdown

Carl Froch's trainer disappointed by Haye news

Birmingham boxing trainer Rob McCracken has spoken of his disappointment at the news former world heavyweight champion David Haye could be forced to retire due to a shoulder injury.

McCracken was with his most successful fighter, Carl Froch, who was giving an open training session in Nottingham ahead of his world title defence with George Groves this Saturday.

Pictures: Carl Froch trains in front of home fans

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