George Groves has reportedly turned down a "seven figure offer" for a re-match with WBA and IBF super middle-weight champion Carl Froch.

Their match back in November was controversially cut short when the referee decided groves had taken enough punishment from "The Cobra" and prematurely ended the match in the ninth round.

The Hammersmith-born boxer floored the champion in the early rounds and was leading 78-73, 76-75 and 76-75 on the judges' scorecards when the fight was stopped.

The Saint even declared that he was on-board for a re-match with Froch if the offer was ever on the table, but now Groves has declined the offer.

Froch told BBC Sport: "We made a seven figure offer for a second fight that would have seen him earn around double that of the first. Disappointingly, George rejected this offer."

The champion will now aim to set up a fight with Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr: "I understand the demand for the Groves fight in the UK, but also the demand in the US for the Chavez fight.

"Talks are ongoing and no doubt some further news will break soon. I'm happy to fight anyone, as I have done throughout my entire career."


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