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For twenty odd years, boxing’s super-middleweight division has been synonymous with fighters from the British isles. From Nigel Benn to Michael Watson to Chris Eubank to, the greatest of them all, Steve Collins the 90′s were jam-packed with British and Irish warriors. Following that, Welshman Joe Calzaghe dominated the 168 pounds division for ten years before retiring undefeated in 2007. On Saturday night, the new breed of British super-middleweights clashed as undefeated rising star ‘Saint’ George Groves took on IBF and WBA champion, Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch at the Phones4u Arena in Manchester, England. This fight was preceded by a heated build-up between the former sparring partners. Froch claimed he had knocked down and badly hurt Groves when they sparred. Groves responded by claiming his knee merely touched the ground and followed it by a domination of Froch two days after. Groves later taunted Froch’s mental ability and his performances in the super 6 tournament – pointing out he...
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