DeGale Still Open To Groves Rematch With 90-10 Split

George Groves came up short in his third attempt to win a world title after a split-decision loss to Badou Jack, who retained his WBC super-middleweight crown in Las Vegas.

Groves overcame a first-round knockdown at the MGM Grand and fought valiantly in the first half of the bout but his Swedish-born opponent was the superior fighter in the championship rounds.

While the Briton earned the nod on one of the judge's scorecards 114-113, Jack took the other two by scores of 115-112 and 116-111 to hand Groves the third loss of his professional career - following a pair of world-title defeats to compatriot Carl Froch.

Despite the loss, IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale might still consider a rematch with Groves, but insists he would have to accept a tiny percentage of the purse. Groves is only man to beat DeGale in the pro ranks and also won a decision over him in the amateur ranks.

"Wrong move, wrong move," he told Ringside Reaction. "Every dog has his day. Funny how things work out.

"As I said, I'm in boxing for the big fights and if the British public want it and demand it, let's do it. But we'll have to negotiate the purse. Maybe 90 [percent for me]… 10 percent to him. We'll see."

"He's got to ask himself some questions. Can he mix it at the top level with the elite fighters? I don't think he can."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 09-16-2015

i genuinely thought the saint would have won before the fight. jack put on the best performance of his career so far. i think in the later rounds george was getting the better of it but not enough. jack wouldnt…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 09-15-2015

[QUOTE=Red Cyclone;16052820]I'm not doing it directly besides Floyd can't read so why would he even be on this? :wave: Ima quote what Degale said "Ugly kid" Hehehe do I look like a cool guy now?[/QUOTE] Because doing it indirectly makes…

Comment by Red Skull on 09-15-2015

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;16052773]I don't even use Twatter. And it's laughable that you would talk about giving fighters abuse. Look at your sig and read your posts about Mayweather you fuking mess :lol1:[/QUOTE] I'm not doing it directly besides Floyd can't…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 09-15-2015

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;16052781]The question is has Groves been Cobra'd or was he just not very good to begin with? Let's be honest, Badou Jack was the easiest route to a title you could ask for and he lay an egg in the…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 09-15-2015

The question is has Groves been Cobra'd or was he just not very good to begin with? Let's be honest, Badou Jack was the easiest route to a title you could ask for and he lay an egg in the…

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