George Groves is determined to have a rematch against Carl Froch in the near future, as the Londoner feels he was cheated out of the chance of winning the fight.
The 25-year-old was booed on his way into the ring, but kept his promise of knocking down the reigning champion in the first round. Groves stayed true to his word, and gave Carl Froch a real telling fight before being halted in the ninth round by referee Howard Foster, to the disbelief of the fighter and his team.
"The fight right up until the point of the stoppage was going exactly how I knew it would," Groves told BT Sport.
"I gave some bold predictions before the fight, I even went as far as telling Mr Froch how the first three rounds were going to go. It was even worse than he could possibly imagine, being put over in the first round.
"He had no success, no success at all throughout the whole fight. And the first time he landed a couple of shots, at the same time I was still defending, making him miss and punching back, the referee made a horrendous decision and jumped in and stopped the fight. I’m bitterly disappointed.”
After the press conference and weigh-in both fighters looked fired up for the encounter, as Groves remained calm while Froch bragged about knocking out the younger man.
But when it came to the 'Battle of Britain', Groves dished out a brilliant performance, and deserved more, as for periods of the fight the super middleweight had the 36-year-old on the back foot.
Both fighters were hitting each other with powerful jabs, but it was Groves who made the cleaner shots and put the man from Nottingham on the ground so early on.
Froch was confident that the official made the right decision regarding the stoppage, stating that if the referee hadn't stood in the way, then he would of landed a right hook into the unguarded jaw of Groves, and the fight would've been over.
But it was a mix of two tales, as Froch left the arena being booed by supporters after coming in as the favourite, and Groves saluted as the hero, as a re-match could look like a possibility. But it will all falls on Froch and if he feels he could take another bout with Groves.
The full interview with George Groves and Amir Khan will be on Boxing Tonight tomorrow on BT Sport 1 at 8pm.
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