Everyone’s talking about the Antonio Conte vs Thomas Tuchel handshake, but boxers Carl Froch and George Groves did it first.
Following Chelsea and Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, the managers clashed on the touchline.
As the Italian went in for a quick handshake, Tuchel refused to let go.
Conte attempted to walk away and the Chelsea boss pulled him back in gesturing for the Spurs manager to look him in the eye.
It didn’t escalate much further than this, as players and backroom staff quickly jumped into the middle to break up the scuffle, with the managers subsequently receiving red cards.
The brief tussle was reminiscent of a moment that lives in the memory of all boxing fans that took place during the epic rivalry between Froch and Groves.
In the first fight between the pair, Froch controversially won by ninth round stoppage, although many believed the referee had stepped in too early and at the time Groves was up on all three judges scorecards.
This set up a highly anticipated rematch at Wembley Stadium and it brought Froch and Groves rivalry to a whole new level, which led to this hilariously awkward moment during a ‘Gloves Are Off’ face-off for Sky Sports ahead of the second fight.
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The pair went back and forth for 25-minutes and to finish the mediator, Johnny Nelson, asked the pair to shake hands.
As the pair stood up to shake hands, Groves pulled Froch in and in response, the man from Nottingham yanked his rival back over to his side of the table.
“We can all pull about,” Froch said, “a little bit, if you want to pull about, have a little pull and a push.”
The pair then returned to their seats and an awkward silence ensued, as the face-off came to an end.
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