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 Last update:  2/4/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Hearn Admits He Has His Hands Full With Froch-Groves II
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport has his hands full with trying to broker a deal for a super middleweight rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves.

Although both were under Hearn's stable, the two boxers never liked each other. The met last November, where Groves dropped Froch hard in the first round and punished the champion for most of the contest. Froch rallied in the ninth round to get Groves in trouble, with a very controversial ending as the referee jumped in way too soon to call the fight.

Groves petitioned the IBF for a rematch, and they granted his request. Yet the verbal battle continues with Groves not being satisfied with the financial terms laid out by the IBF.

"George has a number which he believes is his value to the fight and he does have a lot of value. He has talked it up very well, he will sell a lot of PPV buyers, but Froch is in his 11th or 12th world title fight. Carl feels he should have the lion's share which is true," Hearn told the Nottingham Post.

"It's very difficult because you are dealing with two stubborn individuals, two great fighters, two egos, two people who cannot stand each other, two people direct messaging each other on Twitter saying they are going to knock each other out. It is a humdinger of a fight."

Tags: Carl Froch , George Groves , Eddie Hearn , Froch-Groves , Froch vs. Groves


 

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comment by O.H. Canada, on 02-04-2014
Froch is going to be SO annoyed and pissed by the time this fight does come around that he's gunna go in and try to get Groves out EARLY via Lucien Bute barrage. Hope Groves is ready for a rematch because winning or not, he was hurt at the end and who knows, the "early stoppage" could have eithe...

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 02-04-2014
[QUOTE=yoz]He could rematch DeGale... ;)[/QUOTE] Groves only cries for rematches, he doesn't give them.

comment by yoz, on 02-04-2014
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Groves is the one over-valuing himself. Froch can go make a huge purse fighting in America. Who the hell is Groves going to fight except Froch where people will give a sh1t?[/QUOTE] He could rematch DeGale... ;)

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 02-04-2014
[QUOTE=FrankieBruno]Calm down Alan Sugar..calm down Froch has an obligation to his promoter to make the fight lucrative as possible If it goes 85/15 then it goes to purse bids whih isnt good for Hern, Froch and Groves They are better off making it 70/30 Like Hern said Groves has a f...

comment by FrankieBruno, on 02-04-2014
[QUOTE=l1ght]Since when is business about charity? Rules are rules and Froch is obliged to give 15%, no more, no less. So why does everyone expect the rules of the game to be changed for George Groves? It doesn't help Groves' cause that he continues to irritate a guy who already hates his guts ...

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