Carl Froch KOs Georges Groves in Spectacular Fashion

The "Cobra" pounced on Saturday night, and it was lights out for his opponent.

80k Fans Watch Carl Froch KO Georges Groves

There was no need for boxing judges when Carl "The Cobra" Froch successfully defended his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles against Georges "Saint George" Groves. Some 80,000 fight fans packed Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night to see the rematch after their fight last December ended in controversial fashion when Froch stopped Groves in the ninth round. There was much controversy over the nature of the stoppage, and a rematch was ordered.

Well, this time there was no controversy at the end of the fight. After seven close rounds of action, with Groves winning the early stanzas before Froch got a foothold in the fight after the fifth, this is what happened in round eight. Talk about knowing how to pack a punch.

Here is the KO from another angle:

Groves was quite lucky that he did not tear knee ligaments, given the grotesque angle of his left leg after he was knocked out. The 26-year-old was able to walk around without any problem afterwards, and he even found some humor out of the devastating loss when he tweeted this post-fight reaction:

While this is an enormous win for the Englishman, he is still not regarded as the best 168-pound fighter in the world, an accolade which belongs to Andre Ward, who defeated Froch by unanimous decision in December 2011. Froch tweeted these messages for his fans, highlighting the scale of the event and the knockout of his career. Congratulations Cobra!

Photo Courtesy @Carl_Froch

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