• Carl Froch retained his IBF and WBA super-middleweight belts after brutal knockout of George Groves
  • Challenger Groves played up to the home town angle during his entrance at Wembley in London
  • The 26-year-old was given a rematch after being controversially stopepd in the first bout
  • Froch entered the arena without the aid of any props
  • Froch was more cautious than in the first fight, working away behind a rangy jab
  • The champion also managed to catch Groves on the ropes on a number of occasions
  • But Groves worked his way into the fight, alnding some decent shots of his own...
  • ...The right hand being particularly effective
  • But just as Groves was coming on strong, Froch levelled him with a huge right hand in the eighth round
  • Groves was pole-axed...
  • ...And looked out cold
  • Although Groves tried to rise to his feet, referee Charlie Fitch's stoppage was accepted by everyone
  • Froch was congratulated by his team
  • The two had kind words for each other after the hostile build-up...
  • ...But the disappointment on Groves' face was plain to see
  • Froch even had the presence of mind to pop an 'unofficial' question to his partner Rachael Cordingley...
  • ...Before walking away with his belts

Froch v Groves II

Carl Froch retained his IBF and WBA super-middleweight belts after brutal knockout of George Groves