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Froch v Groves II

    A couple of close range rights from Mitchell land on the head, before Maduma lands a shot to the body. A strong right upstairs from Maduma shakes Mitchell before another exchange in the middle of the ring sees Maduma land the last blow, with a left. Another shuddering blast from both men follows. Suddenly Mitchell gets through and finishes the round with Maduma taking punishment; a right and another brings cheers from the crowd. 
    5/31/2014 7:26:19 PM
  • There are plenty of Nottingham folk in for the rematch.

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  • BOXING VIEWS [twitter]

    5/31/2014 7:30:03 PM
    Mitchell suffers some serious damage in the tenth. A number of rights land from Maduma with one particularly fierce volley leaving Mitchell signalling to his corner about his jaw. We'll see how big an issue that is... Maduma gets Mitchell up on the ropes though and is well on top. Mitchell also hit the canvas, but had tripped while moving back. 
    5/31/2014 7:31:53 PM
    Mitchell opts to fight fire with fire and comes out on the warpath. Throwing right and left hooks in succession. Maduma stumbles and the crowd go wild. I think it was a slip but MAitchell is unleashing everyting he's got and Maduma is running for cover. He collapses onto the ropes and gets a count but he's carrying on...A straight right from Mitchell lands but Maduma hangs on with all he's got. Can he recover? No! Mitchell follows up with a left and Maduma is down again AND IT'S STOPPED!!
    5/31/2014 7:34:04 PM
    Wow, what a round! From looking like he was on the brink of defeat Mitchell unloads everything he has left in the eleventh and it pays off! Maduma was seriously struggling to maintain his balance and although he was annoyed with the ref for stopping the bout he can have few complaints. What a fight! 
    5/31/2014 7:35:49 PM
  • Kevin Mitchell turns it around... in style

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  • YOUR REACTION [twitter]

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  • Anthony Joshua is now at ringside as a fan!

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  • As if you could forget.... we've got Froch v Groves II coming up later! Here's some expert analysis to whet your appetite.

    5/31/2014 7:42:07 PM
  • [betting]Still undecided on the main event? Never mind, Sky Bet have a range of 'Either Fighter' options on Froch v Groves II for those who are still sitting on the fence. Bet on the bout here.

    5/31/2014 7:42:36 PM
    A wink, a smile and some bullish talk from a victorious Kevin Mitchell...
    We knew he was going to be a fast starter, we knew he was going to work hard and that perhaps he was going to get the better of me in the early rounds. He was eager to impress but I'm a little bit more experienced; I knew to keep with him. I could have done 15 or 20 rounds with him - it was only going to get more vicious.
    5/31/2014 7:42:37 PM
    We've still got two great fights to come so if you haven't already click here to book Froch v Groves II: Unfinished Business! [sbo]
    5/31/2014 7:44:19 PM
    Next up is James DeGale v Brandon Gonzales for a chance to fight the winner of Froch v Groves II. 
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  • DeGale was in confident move when we caught up with him

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  • [david-haye] PUNDIT VERDICT
    More round-by-round action coming up but let's squeeze in a quick word from David Haye, who admits he feared for Kevin Mitchell... 
    I had him behind on the scorecard but he seemed cool under pressure. He knew, at some stage, he was going to turn this fight around. I was worried for him but he seemed like he had this inner confidence that the cream would rise to the top. The referee made the right call - Maduma's legs were all over the place.
    5/31/2014 7:47:15 PM
    Fast start from DeGale, immediately has Gonzales scrambling towards the ropes. DeGale's southpaw style helping him get through with a couple of right jabs before the pair tussle in the centre of the ring. A left hook creates an opening for DeGale and draws a roar from the crowd - Wembley Stadium almost at capacity now. A clash of heads in the centre of the ring before DeGale gets more success with his left. A great opener for the Londoner. 
    5/31/2014 7:54:21 PM
    [paulie-malignaggi]Paulie Malignaggi says DeGale's left hand had Gonzales confused in the opening round.
    The one shot that keeps hitting Gonzales is that wide left hand. When you fight a southpaw usually you've got the straight left hand coming down the middle but instead DeGale is throwing it a little bit wide and it is throwing Gonzales' weight off. He was not expecting that punch to come.

    5/31/2014 7:57:12 PM
    DeGale is straight in with a couple of close lefts, before Gonzales gets success on the inside, although appears to go low with a short right. More good work to the body pushes DeGale onto the ropes, Gonzales has his head tucked down and is profiting up close here. Crouching, Gonzales approaches again and again tries to land body shots. DeGale responds with a combination of hooks to the body to give himself some breathing room. A left hook from DeGale lands and draws cheers - the local lad prefers it at that distance. 
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  • The new WBA bantamweight world champion...

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    Again Gonzales, keen to get inside, comes forward but DeGale catches him with an overhand right on the way in and again a few moments later. Gonzales exposing himself every time he tries to work the body. A strong flurry in the corner from him, though, shows he's going to stand by that tactic. DeGale smartly boxes his way out of the corner before the ref has a strong word with Gonzales after another apparent low blow. 
    5/31/2014 8:02:06 PM
    DeGale starts the fourth well with a fierce volley in the centre of the ring, Gonzales then backs him up against the ropes, leans in and goes to work on the body once more. Gonzales is making this an awkward contest for DeGale. KNOCKDOWN! Backed up on the ropes DeGale unloads a fantastic barrage, forcing Gonzls back and sendds him down with a shuddering left. The Californian makes the count but DeGale is straight in again and Gonzales is in all sorts of problems. Another left sends Gonzales sprawling AND IT'S ALL OVER! THE REF STEPS IN! 
    5/31/2014 8:05:34 PM
  • Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves has caught up with Manchester United and England football star Wayne Rooney, who is backing Froch in he main event.
    The first fight was a great fight and I'm sure tonight will be a great fight again. I think Froch might stop him. I just think his experience, his know-how in the big fights and his power (will be the difference). Even in the last fight when George hurt him, Froch came through that and managed to stop him. I think if he doesn't get hurt like in the first fight then he might stop him a bit earlier.

    5/31/2014 8:06:14 PM
    DeGale celebrates with a few moves, but Virgil Hunter is in the ring berating the ref. He feels that was stopped too early but DeGale had Gonzales in serious trouble there. He'd already been down, and a thundering left staggered him badly again. There are oos and awws around the stadium as those shuddering blows are replayed on the big screen.
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    [paulie-malignaggi]Paulie Malignaggi believes the referee stepped in a bit too early given the fact the bout was a final eliminator for a world title.
    When there is so much on the line, you’ve got to let it go just a little bit more.

    5/31/2014 8:09:54 PM
    We've got Froch-Groves next in the stadium - and DeGale has just put himself on course for a fight with the winner. That was a fine performance from the Londoner. But will he be facing Carl Froch or old foe Groves next? Stick with us to find out! 
    5/31/2014 8:10:08 PM
  • Amir Khan was watching stablemate Brandon Gonzales when DeGale struck

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  • YOUR REACTIONS [twitter]

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  • Which way do you see Froch Groves II going?

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  • Spencer Oliver and Jamie Moore make their predictions

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    James DeGale, who says he is "100 per cent ready" for his world title shot, believes he had Gonzales badly hurt before the referee stepped in.
    I'm going to have to watch it back but I was hitting him with some good, clean shots and he was hurt. 

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  • Groves fans are flying the flag

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  • [betting]Surely we're going to see at least one knockdown tonight? Froch is 5/4 favourite to score the first of the fight while Groves can be backed at 13/8 to get to his opponent first - as he did so memorably last time. Bet on the main event here.

    5/31/2014 8:20:27 PM
  • Listen to SSN Radio's Ringside report of James DeGale's win

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  • Frank Bruno is back where his dream came true...

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  • JIM WATT'S PREDICTION [jim-watt]
    Here's what Sky Sports expert Jim Watt said in his preview column this week...

    Despite all the talk in the build-up, I haven't changed my mind: I still fancy Carl Froch to win - although I have some doubts!

    5/31/2014 8:25:40 PM
  • GLENN MCCRORY'S CALL [glenn-mccrory]
    Glenn, on the other hand, sees challenger Groves winning tonight...

    I am not even going to wait until the end of this because I am that certain: George Groves is going to win inside six rounds.

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    [david-haye]Fellow Virgil Hunter fighter Amir Khan was in Gonzales' corner but the star of that stable, Andre Ward, is not here despite the fact he is ranked above both Froch and Groves as the No 1 in the super-middleweight division. It is situation that puzzles David Haye.

    I was very surprised that Ward wasn't here, you think he'd be here basking in the glory of being officially No 1. But he's nowhere to be seen, his stablemate is here, you think he would have come and supported him. But DeGale - I couldn't be any more impressed with him tonight.

    5/31/2014 8:28:01 PM
  • [price-boost]Fancy the favourite? Carl Froch is the champion and has never been stopped in his career, so Sky Bet have boosted his odds to win on points from 4/1 to 6/1. Back Froch on points at 6/1 here.
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  • TWITTER VIEWS [twitter]

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  • Froch v Groves II - which way will it go?

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    It's the biggest night in British boxing history. 80,000 fans have packed out Wembley Stadium. And now the fighters are about to enter the action! 

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  • How can Froch win tonight? Click above to find out.

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  • [betting]SKY BET SPECIALS
    There's plenty of you out there who can't decide who to back in the main event - perhaps Sky Bet's offer of 3/1 on over 1.5 knockdowns and under nine rounds may appeal? Back it here.
    5/31/2014 8:41:01 PM
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