SAN DIEGO, CA – December 2, 2013 – THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!! AWE & www.AWEtv.com is pleased to announce the encore presentation of the most controversial bout of the year that saw Carl Froch retain his IBF/WBA Super Middleweight title with a 9th round stoppage over George Groves.
The fight will be replayed in entirety on the special hour-long broadcast this Friday night at 11 pm ET / 8 pm PT.
The fight, which took place on November 23rd in Manchester, England, saw Groves brutally knock down Froch in the 1st round and continue to dominate the fight until the 9th round when Froch had Groves slightly hurt. The referee, Howard Foster, jumped in and dubiously stopped the fight.
At the time, the sold out crowd in Manchester, along with boxing fans around the world were shocked to see the great fight stopped unexpectedly.
The boxing world has not stopped talking about the ending of the bout and now fans can judge for themselves if the stoppage was just or was Groves robbed of the title and his perfect boxing record.
“People are still talking about this bout almost two weeks later,” said AWE President Charles Herring.
“The fight was a terrific fight before the all the controversy and we are excited to bringing the boxing fans the encore presentation of this fight.”
For 2012, AWE earned 2 of the 6 Boxing Writers Association of America nominations for “Fight of the Year” candidates, beating out all other networks except HBO which earned three. AWE also showcased live all 2012 David Price fights. ESPN’s Dan Rafael picked Price as its Prospect of the Year for 2012 and in 2013 AWE has featured the stunning upset of Thompson over Price. Bouts with Adonis Stevenson and Tony Bellew, who will be fighting each other for the Light Heavyweight championship; 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James DeGale and possibly the most controversial bout which saw Ricky Burns keep his Lightweight title against Ray Beltran. Plus Dierry Jean was featured on AWE as he will be fighting for the Jr. Welterweight title.
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AWE – Press Coordinator
Phone: (858) 270-6900