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Groves vs DeGale Rematch Request Denied By BBBoC

By Chris LaBate

According to Gareth Davies of The Telegraph, the British Boxing Board denied a request to order an immediate rematch between super middleweight rivals James DeGale and George Groves. This past Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, Groves won a close majority decision over DeGale to unify the British and Commonwealth titles. DeGale's promoter, Frank Warren, was very upset with the decision and wanted the British Board to order an immediate rematch between the two boxers.

Robert Smith, Secretary of the Board, told The Telegraph: “An immediate rematch is out of the question. The Board will not be ordering a rematch. There was nothing controversial or contentious about it. No one broke any rules. Why would the Board order a re-match ? It was simply a very close fight, and there was nothing wrong with the decision.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 05-24-2011

If the promoters can make money on it then there will be a rematch.

Comment by Uturn on 05-24-2011

There is no reason to have a rematch. It's been made clear Saturday that George Groves has his number.

Comment by Rickyboy on 05-24-2011

This was always destined to happen,DeGale has been looking to far to the future for a while. Not long ago he was syaing he couldnt possibly lose until he was fighting for World Champions belts in Vegas and now some…

Comment by McFearless on 05-24-2011

groves was running... there i said it

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 05-24-2011

[QUOTE=Manny_ate_myDog;10592446]You do he realise he LOST and was let off the winner takes all bet by Adam Booth. Who gave who a payday?[/QUOTE] The bet was called off by the board of control you fool. DeGale was getting paid more.…

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