IBF supper middleweight champion Carl Froch has succumbed to public demand, and the governing bodies' mandatory ruling, by agreeing to a blockbuster rematch with fellow Brit Gearge Groves later this year, after the Nottingham native controversially won their first world title bout.

Back in November, Froch stopped Groves in the ninth round, leading to swirling debate and frustration from boxing fans and pundits alike.

All three judges had Groves ahead on points at the time, but referee Howard Foster decided to step in when Froch pushed 'Saint' Groves onto the ropes and began pummelling him without reply.

Boos rang out in Manchester last year as it was widely considered that Groves should've been given a bit more time to compose himself and return the flurry of punches that were coming his way.

As it was, Froch retained his WBA and IBF titles, and Groves was left to grumble about what could, and probably should have been.

But now promoter Eddie Hearn has set-up a rematch which could be the most lucrative fight in British boxing history.

Fighting again was the right decision as it will prove once and for all who the better fighter is.

Froch is an experienced campaigner who has operated at elite level for long enough to be resected and revered by fight fans across the country.

Groves, the young pretender to the crown, has proved himself to the boxing community with 19 consecutive wins, before boxing superbly against Froch the first time around.

This rematch will be even more hotly anticipated than the first, with the biggest stadiums in the country looking to host the event, with Old Trafford or the Emirates looking like the favourite.

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