Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Groves Appeals Froch Outcome; Hearing Set For 2/12

By Terence Dooley 

The BBBoC have confirmed to BoxingScene.com that London's George Groves has lodged an appeal against his November 21 ninth-round stoppage loss to WBA and IBF Super middleweight champion Carl Froch.

Groves hopes to have the result overturned and changed to a No-Contest due to what Team Groves perceive to be a premature stoppage decision by referee Howard Foster, who jumped in at 1:33 of the ninth. The stoppage sent the crowd at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena into a frenzy, many strongly disagreed with it, and has been British boxing's main talking point ever since.

Groves, 19-1 (15), has submitted his appeal, which will be heard on the 12th of February.  "We have received correspondence regarding the stoppage and will consider the matter on February 12th," said Robert Smith, the Board's General Secretary, when speaking to BoxingScene earlier today.

"We get these type of requests on a regular basis.  We'll consider the solicitor's correspondence and evidence."

The IBF recently granted Groves an immediate rematch, citing a premature stoppage as the reason for their decision, but did not make Groves mandatory, which means he has to either accept a 85-15% split, if it goes to purse bids, or enter into private negotiations with Team Froch to thrash out a better deal.  Smith said he is aware of the IBF's decision and stated that it will be taken into account.

"We will look at the whole picture and what other people have done," he said. 

Groves has already appealed against the IBF's 85-15 split, but the governing body stood firm and have insisted that, should it go to bids, the normal split will apply due to the fact that Groves does not currently occupy a Top Three spot in their ratings and the rematch itself is not a mandatory defence.

Please send news and views to [email protected]or Twitter @Terryboxing
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14205070]I don't see how this is supposed to "drive Froch crazy". I'm sure Froch is very comfortable with the fact that he's getting 85% of the revenue from this fight.[/QUOTE] From what I've learned about Froch, he's a…

Comment by Weebler I on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;14205031]What kind of drugs is George Groves on? What a waste of time this is.[/QUOTE] I keep thinking there's some kind of financial benefit to him from it in terms of the split? or maybe he wants to walk away…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;14205044]It is not waste of time -- he wants to drive Carl crazy like hell... Froch can't stand Groves at all... And Groves wants Carl very nervous... :)[/QUOTE] I don't see how this is supposed to "drive Froch crazy". I'm…

Comment by MDPopescu on 02-04-2014

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;14205031]What kind of drugs is George Groves on? What a waste of time this is.[/QUOTE] It is not waste of time -- he wants to drive Carl crazy like hell... Froch can't stand Groves at all... And Groves wants Carl…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 02-04-2014

What kind of drugs is George Groves on? What a waste of time this is.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (56)
Top Headlines Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well Lomachenko's Manager Dares Rigondeaux: Come Up To 130! Broner Trainer: Garcia Is 'No Marcos Maidana, No Shawn Porter' Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update Buatsi Confident Joshua Will Guide Him Proper To a World Title Carlos Negron Drops Derric Rossy Twice, Stops Him in Four Anthony Fowler Eager To Improve Despite Second Win Manny Pacquiao: Horn is No Easy Fight, He's a Tough Opponent Hopkins Rips Mayweather: Shows a Lack of Respect For Boxing! Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity Javier Fortuna Crushes Mario Beltre in Two Rounds Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten BJ Flores Dominates Nick Guivas, Wants Bigger Fight Golovkin: Everyone Knows Saunders is Not Serious, He's a Clown Tyrone Brunson Gets Off The Mat To Blast Out Kermit Cintron Santa Cruz's Father Wants Interim-Bout Before Mares Rematch Heather Hardy Wins MMA Debut With TKO on Bellator Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed Vasyl Lomachenko To Fight in August, But Against Whom? Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return Josh Kelly Watched Some Roy Jones Before 79-Second Win Dana White: We'll Learn From Mayweather-Pacquiao Mistakes Juan Manuel Marquez Return Now in Play For August 19 Horn Smiles: I'll Be Looking To Land Marquez Shot on Pacquiao! Diego Chaves: I Want Brandon Rios Again, I Deserve a Rematch SHO's Espinoza: Broner-Garcia is Biggest Non-PPV Fight of Summer Hopkins: Canelo Will Beat Golovkin EASIER Than Most Think! Frank Warren: Ward-Kovalev Ending Unsatisfactory, Trilogy Needed Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle Natasha Jonas Impressive in Her Pro Debut in Newcastle Mike Jimenez Barely Beats Pryor, Findley Drills Donovan George Hearn: Great Offer Made To Wilder, Reluctant To Face Whyte Roach: I Once Thought Golovkin Kills Canelo - Now It's Dead Even
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement