On Saturday November 23rd, boxing fans in the United States will get an early holiday gift as one of most anticipated All-English bouts in a long time will take place as IBF/WBA Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch defends his crown against undefeated George Groves. Froch vs. Froves will now be televised live stateside on the AWE network, formerly Wealth TV.
Froch, 31-2 with 22 knockouts has been a world champion for the better part of five years and has become a fan favorite all over the world due to exciting fights and willingness to fight anybody, anywhere and anytime.
Froch has fought nine current or former world champions (10 total) and is 8-2 in those bouts with wins over Robin Reid, Brian Magee, Jermain Taylor, Jean Pascal, Arthur Abraham, Glen Johnson, Lucian Bute, Glen Johnson and Mikkel Kessler.
Groves of London has a record of 19-0 with 15 knockouts was a prized amateur who scored the biggest win of his career when he scored a 12 round unanimous decision over 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James De Gale. He also holds victories Kenny Anderson (12-0); Daniel Allotey (13-1); Paul Smith (31-2); Francisco Sierra (25-5-1); Johnson and his coming off a 5th round stoppage over Noe Alcoba (31-2).
AWE - A Wealth of Entertainment, has been delivering on average more than one live fight per month since late 2011 and has featured numerous world title fights, has now landed the best fight on the network yet.
According to Charles Herring, president of AWE, "Carl Froch is clearly one of the best super middleweights in the world. He's getting better with time and he's a must watch for the true boxing fan. Obtaining this fight, it shows that AWE is committed to bringing the best fights from all over the world to the United States."
"Froch's going up against a tough and undefeated George Groves. Groves, is coming off a big win over Noe Gonzalez Alcoba, who had a near perfect 30-2 record going into the fight. We're contributing to the excitement that the sport of boxing offers, increasing the fan base and level of interest. It's clear that our strong live boxing lineup contributes to the success of boxing in the US."
Fight fans have been curious to see where Froch vs. Groves would land in the states. So it's nice to see it land somewhere, and it's a big win for AWE, formerly Wealth TV, to showcase a fight of such quality and intrigue as Froch vs. Groves.