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On this day Carl Froch knocks out George Groves at Wembley Stadium

On May 31 2014 Carl Froch defeated bitter rival George Groves. Here is the Boxing News ringside report by Tris Dixon
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AS Carl Froch tracked his prey to the ropes, he lined up George Groves in front of the media as if he had a message he wanted to share with the world.

Then, as sure as night follows day, came the old left hook-right hand and the power in the right hand was as explosive as anything that had been witnessed during the fireworks and pyrotechnics that accompanied both fighters to the ring in a heaving, adrenaline-filled Wembley Stadium.

A fevered crowd of around 80,000 would have blown the roof off had there been one, but it was the howitzer right hand Froch landed that was the most spectacular moment on an extravagant night packed with the amazing, brilliant, unusual and, most enticingly, the emotional.