Froch stuns Taylor in 12th
Carl Froch stopped Jermain Taylor with 14 seconds to go in their fight to retain his WBC super middleweight title Saturday in Mashantuckett, Conn.
Taylor (28-3-1, 17 knockouts) dominated early the fight, even putting Froch (25-0, 20 KOs) down for the first time in his career with a straight right in the third round.
However, Froch climbed back into the fight in the later rounds as Taylor seemed to get tired.
In the 12th, Taylor collapsed under a barrage of punches from the Englishman. He was able to get up but he couldn’t defend himself and the fight was stopped.
Two judges had Taylor leading after 11 rounds, 106-102 and 106-102, and the third had it 106-102 for Froch. That means Taylor would've won had he survived the final round.