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Des Pond
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Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:17 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:15PM, wisewords wrote:


think the doubles final is gonna be Murray/Soares v Kontinen/Peers. grudge match!!


does peers hate muggay for binning him?

Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:17 PM GMT
it's edy from the tennis forum Laugh
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:17 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:17PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:15PM, wisewords wrote:think the doubles final is gonna be Murray/Soares v Kontinen/Peers. grudge match!!does peers hate muggay for binning him?


yes, this!

Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:17 PM GMT
wtf, why is some retard saying "energy eddie" 20 times
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:18 PM GMT
I like groves walk on music
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:18 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:18 PM GMT
that was hilarious, Coop
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:18 PM GMT
is itthe prodigy
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:18 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:18PM, wisewords wrote:


that was hilarious, Coop


LaughLaughLaugh

Report jewell November 18, 2016 10:19 PM GMT
Last chance saloon for groves. Lose here and his career's finished.
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:20 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:19PM, jewell wrote:


Last chance saloon for groves. Lose here and his career's finished.


so true

Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
he drops to like Martin Murray level if he loses today
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:20 PM GMT
wise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXOcfqeODc8
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:22 PM GMT
Groves has won his last 3 after a points defeat to badou Jack (Degale due to fight Jack soon). Gudknecht has been beaten twice by 38-year old Jurgen Braehmer, the guy who was beaten by Cleverly a couple of months ago.
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:22 PM GMT
does George stop this guy, Coop?
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND November 18, 2016 10:22 PM GMT
ST Trinians have come out to support EDY?
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:23 PM GMT
what you think Coop? stoppage or points?
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND November 18, 2016 10:24 PM GMT
Eduard Gutknecht (30-4-1, 13 KOs) tonight at the Wembley Arena in London, UK. The 28-year-old Groves will be defending his WBA International 168lb title against the now German based 34-year-old Gutknecht.

Groves is still only 28, but I see him as a very, very old fighter beyond his chronological age. You can argue that Groves hit the zenith of his career in 2011, and that he’s been going downhill since 2013. When I look at Groves’ old fights from 2011 and compare them to his recent ones, he looks like a completely different fighter.

I think Groves was a far better fighter five years ago compared to now. It’s unclear whether Groves’ two knockout losses to Carl Froch did something to him or if he just started aging quickly. Either way, I think Groves is 75% of what he was in 2011. He’s not nearly as good. Even that version of Groves was a flawed fighter, and not someone capable of winning a world title and holding it for any length of time at 168 in my estimation.

Groves has the power and the size advantage over Gutknecht. That should be enough for Groves to win the fight, but you never know. Groves looked gawd awful in his last fight against Murray last June.

Each time Murray, 34, would go on the attack, he had Groves looking in trouble. Murray isn’t a puncher, but he didn’t need to, because he was giving Groves all kinds of problems with the shots he was landing. In watching that fight, I really question whether Groves’ punch resistance is completely gone after his KO losses to Carl Froch.

I see the Groves vs. Gutknecht fight tonight coming down to these areas:

Power – Groves is the better puncher than Gutknecht by far. There’s a huge difference in power between them. Gutknecht has never knocked out a good fighter in his career before, but then again neither has Groves. You still have to give Groves the power advantage.

Speed – Gutknecht has the better hand speed of the two by a small amount. It’s not enough of an advantage for him to capitalize on it.

Punch resistance – Gutknecht has the better chin by far in my estimation. Gutknecht has only been knocked out once in his career and that was by the hard hitting Dmitry Sukhotsky in 2013. In comparison, Groves has been knocked out twice by Carl Froch and has been hurt a number of times by other fighters.

Ring IQ – This is an even area for the two fighters. There’s no real difference between them in ring IQ.

Experience – Groves has a little bit more experience than Gutknecht in big fights during his boxing career, but I wouldn’t say that it’s necessarily good experience. Groves has losses to Froch and Badou Jack. Those were the only two times, besides his fight against a green DeGale, where he stepped it up against better competition. Sorry, I don’t consider Martin Murray as being top level opposition. To me, Murray is more of a 2nd tier guy with an inflated ranking. I don’t see him as a true top 15 world class fighter. Groves has fought three notable fighters – Froch, DeGale and Badou – during his career and lost to all of them. Like I said, I think DeGale deserved the win over Groves. In effect, I can’t really give Groves the advantage in the experience department over Gutknecht, because his experience has been bad.

Groves wants another shot at a world title despite the fact that he’s failed repeatedly to win a title each time he’s tried on three separate occasions. Much like fellow countryman Martin Murray, who has failed on FOUR title shots, Groves keeps getting title shots for some reason. Gilfoid cannot understand it. When you look at all the contenders that are skipped over and never given title shots in the last three years, it looks odd that Groves – and Murray – keep getting title shot after title shot while other contenders never get a chance.

It’s very weird. I don’t know if it’s a good thing for the boxing fans to see one or two guys getting repeated shots and failing each time while other contenders don’t get shots. To me, I think it makes the sport stale by not having new blood fighting for titles. Groves should be going to the back of the line each time he fails at a world title shot, but instead, you’ve got sanctioning bodies like the World Boxing Council that keeps Groves ranked high regardless of his losses.

Groves might get a shot at the winner of the January 14 unification fight between IBF 168lb champion James DeGale and WBC champion Badou Jack in 2017. Groves ALREADY lost to Badou Jack in 2015, and he has a controversial 12 round majority decision win over DeGale five years ago in 2011. I saw that fight, and I felt that DeGale should have been given the decision.

I’m not surprised the judges gave the win to Groves though, because the fans were completely on Groves’ side in the fight in cheering everything he did. To listen to the fans, you would think that Groves totally dominated DeGale. In reality, DeGale took over the fight in the 6th and won every round from the 6th through the 12th. Groves looked tired in the second half of the fight from the fast pace and the heavy pressure that DeGale was putting on him.

In case Groves doesn’t get a title shot against one of the champions at super middleweight in 2017, he says he’d like to fight unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, who he sparred with in 2014. Presumably, Groves would want Golovkin to move up to 168 so that he could fight him. I’m not sure why Golovkin would want to take Groves up on his offer though, considering that he’s not a world champion and he recently beaten by Badou Jack. Groves was also beaten twice by Carl Froch. As such, there’s nothing that Golovkin could gain from fighting Groves other than to see if he can knock him out quicker than Froch did in his two knockout wins over him in 2013 and 2014.

Here’s what Groves said to the star.co.uk about wanting a fight against Golovkin:

“If there’s a massive fight to be made against Golovkin and my world title fight cannot be made of course I would have it,” Groves said to Declan Taylor. “If he moves up to super middleweight, there are a handful of guys up here who would give him nightmares – and I think he knows that. Against Kell Brook, Golovkin looked slow, flat-footed and took far too many punches. I think any super-middleweight is thinking, ‘if Golovkin wants to step up, I’d do a job on him.’”

It would help Groves’ career if Golovkin fought him, because he would get the attention that Kell Brook has gotten by fighting him. I don’t think for a second Groves would beat Golovkin. It would be a massacre with Groves getting knocked out again. Groves would come out of the fight with more fans if he made it competitive against Golovkin.

Like Kell Brook, all Groves would have to do is make sure he landed some shots and made it competitive before the towel is thrown in right before he gets dropped. Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle made the wise decision to have the fight stopped too early before there was a chance of Brook being seen flattened on the canvas by Golovkin. By having the fight stopped prematurely, the boxing fans were left with the image of Brook on his feet, taunting Golovkin by daring him to try and hit him, which he was doing at the time repeatedly. Brook didn’t need to taunt Golovkin. He was getting nailed a plenty by the Kazakhstan fighter.

It doesn’t make a great deal of sense for Golovkin to move up to 168 to fight Groves or any of the other super middleweights right now, because NONE of them has a fan base in the U.S. The casual boxing fans in the States have no clue who Groves, Badou Jack, Gilberto Ramirez, Callum Smith or James DeGale is. That’s just reality. Those fights would not create news in the sport if GGG selected them.

The only thing Golovkin would be doing by moving up to 168 to take on these no names is give fighters like Saul Canelo Alvarez an excuse not to have to fight him. Canelo could just say he’s not going to fight Triple G, because he’s fighting at super middleweight, even if it’s just for one fight. The thing is, Golovkin is a small middleweight, who could fight in the 154lb division like the Charlo brothers, Demetrius Andrade, Erislandy Lara and Julian Williams do. Those guys all weigh in the low 170s just like Golovkin after they rehydrate for their junior middleweight fights.

Why then would Golovkin, a small middleweight, want to move up to 168 to fight guys that arguably should be fighting in the light heavyweight division like Groves, Ramirez, DeGale and Jack? Those guys could and probably should be fighting at 175, but they choose to fight a 168. There’s no money in fights between Golovkin and any of those guys, because they’re not recognizable names in the U.S with the larger casual boxing fan population.

I know that DeGale and Jack have been having their fights televised on Showtime recently, but neither guy has looked impressed. DeGale struggled to beat Rogelio Medina and Lucian Bute. Jack looked less than impressive against Bute in fighting to a 12 round draw last April and then fighting to a 12 round split decision win over Groves in 2015.
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:25 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:23PM, wisewords wrote:


what you think Coop? stoppage or points?


gut feeling is KO, R8ish

Report ALIEN SEX FIEND November 18, 2016 10:26 PM GMT
How your boxing life can change, why did he change trainer, and with a bit of luck, he would have beaten Froch.
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:27 PM GMT
stopped premature in the 1st fight with Froch while he was leading on the cards. would have probably got screwed on the cards even if it had gone the distance though
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:27 PM GMT
from there, all gone wrong for him really
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:28 PM GMT
Groves a bit slow to find his range, jabbing quite well, though.
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:28 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:26PM, ALIEN SEX FIEND wrote:


How your boxing life can change, why did he change trainer, and with a bit of luck, he would have beaten Froch.


he blamed the trainer, paddy something wasnt it? for losing to jack

Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:28 PM GMT
Eddie is actually connecting here
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:29 PM GMT
johnny nelson says groves has the best jab in boxing
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:30 PM GMT
you really think Groves will stop this guy Coop?
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:30 PM GMT
looks like points I must admit
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:30 PM GMT
that's 3 rounds already. doesn't seem to be doing much damage, even if he's jabbing him to death
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:31 PM GMT
Johnny talks a load of sh!te, though
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:31 PM GMT
ENERGY
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:31 PM GMT
EDY
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:32 PM GMT
ENERGY EDY!
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:32 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:31PM, Des Pond wrote:


Johnny talks a load of sh!te, though


true! hes always on coke when he talks to kugan on ifl tv

Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:32 PM GMT
Gutknecht is a big guy, quite strong.
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:33 PM GMT
Groves doesn't look that great, imo. should win but price was too low at 1.06.
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:35 PM GMT
OH MY
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:36 PM GMT
EDY'S GONNA CHIN ST. GEORGE!
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:36 PM GMT
Groves could struggle a bit here, if he doesn't wake up.
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:36 PM GMT
COOP HE'S GETTING DECKED!!
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:37 PM GMT
EDY GOT CLOCKED!!
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:37 PM GMT
Gutknecht stunned
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:38 PM GMT
fat Allen is OUT!!
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:38 PM GMT
Laugh
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:38 PM GMT
this german cant last much longer
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:39 PM GMT
Gutknecht was starting to get a bit over confident
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND November 18, 2016 10:41 PM GMT
Funny thing just as GG improves his price gets higher, granted it is only about 1/10, or are people trying to bale out of the fight.
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:42 PM GMT
better from groves
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:42 PM GMT
probably people worried that Groves isn't "boxing smart" for an easy points victory
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:45 PM GMT
ENERGY EDT!
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:45 PM GMT
what are the comms on about?
Report jewell November 18, 2016 10:45 PM GMT
This guy is woeful
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:46 PM GMT
Groves clearly on top there and comms say Gudnecht on top.Confused
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:49 PM GMT
good right
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:50 PM GMT
Groves best rd so far
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:53 PM GMT
Groves points isn't it Coop?
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:53 PM GMT
Groves' punches more accurate and landing more.
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:53 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 10:53PM, wisewords wrote:


Groves points isn't it Coop?


dunno, still feels like a stoppage is coming

Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:54 PM GMT
why? energy edy seems to have unlimited energy
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:55 PM GMT
Groves in control now, but Edy is still there.
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 10:57 PM GMT
his eye is closing?
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 10:57 PM GMT
Gudnecht having trouble seeing
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:59 PM GMT
looks over
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 10:59 PM GMT
didnt feel like it woould go to points
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 11:00 PM GMT
Cut not that bad, but in bad place,
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:01 PM GMT
George hasn't put him down once yet
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:01 PM GMT
ref will stop it
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:01 PM GMT
nap
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:01 PM GMT
only 2 rounds and 50 seconds to go
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:02 PM GMT
hes fecled wise
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 11:02 PM GMT
might stop it soon, if he can't see properly.
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:02 PM GMT
refwill call the doctor and stop it
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:02 PM GMT
we'll see between rounds now
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:03 PM GMT
nah we're carrying on it seems Coop
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:04 PM GMT
George too afraid of getting caught to chin him?
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:04 PM GMT
George should have chinned him 2 rounds ago when he couldn't see anything
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:05 PM GMT
mark king and anthony hamilton into the semi finals of a sbooker tournament tho
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:07 PM GMT
oh my
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:07 PM GMT
hes got to the bell
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:07 PM GMT
ref should stop it, other lad can't win. but he seems to want to go the distance
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
Ref could've stopped it because of impaired vision, but he's not really hurt, so let him go the distance.
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:10 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:07PM, wisewords wrote:


ref should stop it, other lad can't win. but he seems to want to go the distance


the ref should never stop it for that reason

Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 11:11 PM GMT
decent performance from Groves, but I would expect expect degale to beat him if they fight again.
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:11 PM GMT
thank u gutkncecht for winning me ££££££
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:11 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:11PM, Des Pond wrote:


decent performance from Groves, but I would expect expect degale to beat him if they fight again.


defail Cry

Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:11 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:10PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:07PM, wisewords wrote:ref should stop it, other lad can't win. but he seems to want to go the distancethe ref should never stop it for that reason


can't win and is taking damage to the face. stopping it saves the other guy long term damage

Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 11:11 PM GMT
Bell not in synch with the clock, there.
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:12 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:01PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


ref will stop it


Laugh

Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:12 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:11PM, wisewords wrote:


Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:10PM, GRANTCKING wrote:Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:07PM, wisewords wrote:ref should stop it, other lad can't win. but he seems to want to go the distancethe ref should never stop it for that reasoncan't win and is taking damage to the face. stopping it saves the other guy long term damage


would be cries of fix etc

Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:13 PM GMT
I won my phil taylor money back on groves points there
Report Des Pond November 18, 2016 11:13 PM GMT
DeGale shoud have won the first fight , but he went to sleep mid-fight
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:13 PM GMT

Nov 18, 2016 -- 11:13PM, GRANTCKING wrote:


I won my phil taylor money back on groves points there


nice

Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:14 PM GMT
I fear for groves tho, should be knocking someone like that out#
Report bobweenit November 18, 2016 11:14 PM GMT
Yeah what a ginger mugger
Report bobweenit November 18, 2016 11:15 PM GMT
One eye one leg and Groves didn't get him out of thereLaugh
Report wisewords November 18, 2016 11:18 PM GMT
he's too afraid of going for it. only reason can be his chin isn't the best
Report GRANTCKING November 18, 2016 11:18 PM GMT
bobbbbbbbb
Report Senyatta November 19, 2016 1:50 AM GMT
unimpressed with groves tonight. expected better
Report GRANTCKING November 19, 2016 2:02 AM GMT
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-3951660/Eduard-Gutknecht-rushed-hospital-collapsing-dressing-room-following-beating-George-Groves.html
Report tobermory November 20, 2016 8:47 PM GMT
George Groves’ opponent Eduard Gutknecht has undergone surgery after falling ill after their fight on Friday night.

Groves beat the 34-year-old super-middleweight by unanimous decision at Wembley’s SSE Arena, following which Gutknecht was taken to hospital.

Gutknecht is sedated and will continue to be monitored in the coming days, according to the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC).

Gutknecht took significant punishment throughout the one-sided fight before Groves, 28, was declared a 119-109, 119-109 and 119-110 winner on the three judges’ scorecards to remain in contention for an expected fourth shot at a world title in 2017.

Concerns almost immediately turned to Gutknecht, however, when reports of his condition emerged.

He was already clearly losing the fight against the heavy-handed Groves when a cut opened up around his swollen left eye in the ninth round, further reducing his ability to defend himself.

He impressed in surviving until the final bell despite Groves’ consistent aggression and did not appear distressed while the scorecards were announced.

It was afterwards in his changing room when his condition declined, leading to him requiring medical attention and swiftly being taken away in an ambulance.

According to the BBBofC, it was after that point that Gutknecht - born in Kazakhstan but who fights out of Germany - was operated on.
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