Froch, Groves looking for closure

Rematch to decide who's best after controversial ending to first bout

Originally Published: May 30, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The scene in Manchester, England, six months ago was a shocker as referee Howard John Foster moved in during the ninth round and suddenly stopped the fight between unified super middleweight titlist Carl Froch and George Groves.

Froch was awarded the title-preserving victory against his British countryman, but it would go down as one of the most controversial stoppages in recent boxing history. Even some of Froch's own fans were critical of Foster.

Groves, who had knocked ...

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