Former Carl Froch foe backs George Groves ahead of special night at Wembley Stadium

Watford Observer: Ojay Abrahams taking on Carl Froch in 2002. Picture: Action Images Ojay Abrahams taking on Carl Froch in 2002. Picture: Action Images

Watford boxer Ojay Abrahams was beaten by Carl Froch in the Nottingham man's second fight as a professional but that hasn't stopped him from tipping George Groves to win the world title on Saturday night.

Froch takes on Groves at Wembley Stadium in one of the biggest nights in boxing history as the men fight for a second time for the WBA and IBF super middleweight titles.

Abrahams fought Froch in 2002 at the age of 38 and was stopped by the now world champion in the opening round.

But Abrahams said: "I believe Carl Froch will be stopped. I believe George Groves will win because of his movement, his speed and he has power.

"Carl can't deal with 'boxers'. He had problems with Jermain Taylor and Andre Ward and Groves is a good boxer.

"With Carl you can't stop moving. If you do that then you are in trouble. I stopped and then he caught me and it was over. When George stopped and traded in the first fight, that was when he was in trouble but when he moved, he impressed.

"You can't hit what you can't see and George is elusive. George is too quick and sharp for Carl Froch. There will be a changing of the guard on Saturday night."

Abrahams had a professional boxing career which spanned 17 years and 100 fights, stopping at the age of 44.

His prolonged stay in the sport saw him lose 76 of his 100 fights, winning 20 and drawing four, but he was only stopped 17 times and won the British Masters light middleweight title in 2001.

Froch, Darren Barker, Matthew Macklin, Ryan Rhodes, Anthony Farnell and Howard Eastman are among those to fight Abrahams during his career.

And he said: "I am proud to have been in the ring with Carl Froch. I have fought several world champions and world title challengers and sparred with the likes of Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. They were all great experiences."

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7:19pm Fri 30 May 14

Traveller Tom McD says...

In all honesty, the opinion of this journeyman boxer isnt worth a thought. Getting whooped in one round and having much more losses than wins, he isnt even a 'has been' as he achieved nothing. Froch has too much nous for Groves....
In all honesty, the opinion of this journeyman boxer isnt worth a thought. Getting whooped in one round and having much more losses than wins, he isnt even a 'has been' as he achieved nothing. Froch has too much nous for Groves.... Traveller Tom McD
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