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Groves thrilled at Froch re-match

Hammersmith-born fighter to lock horns with the Cobra in May, writes Miles Crallan

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George Groves and Carl Froch will go again in May

George Groves has expressed his delight at getting another shot at British super-middleweight champion Carl Froch after their first bout ended in controversial style.

Hammersmith-born Groves, 25, led on points during the match up last November but felt the fight was ended prematurely when referee Howard Foster stopped proceedings in the ninth round.

Froch retained his WBA and IBF titles that night but it set to put them on the line again on Saturday, May 31 when the pair meet in front of an expected sell out crowd.

The Saint was thrilled the re-match with the Cobra has been arranged and said on Twitter: It's on!!!! Carl Froch has made a terrible terrible mistake." 

The hunt is now on to find a suitable venue for the re-match with Manchester United's ground, Old Trafford, one place being considered by promoters

In January, the International Boxing Federation ordered Froch to re-fight Groves again within 90 days or risk losing his belt.

Groves, a former Dale Youth boxer, also lost his unbeaten recorded that night and has since been contesting to the British Boxing Board of Control to reinstate his undefeated status.


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