Froch ordered to fight Groves

The International Boxing Federation or the IBF has ordered their Super Middleweight Championship holder Carl Froch to put the title on the line within the next 90 days against George Groves or face losing the belt.

The pair went head to head in a classic match for the IBF Super Middleweight Championship as well as the World Boxing Association or the WBA title back in November with Froch coming out on top via a controversial win through stoppage in the ninth round when most observers noted Groves was the man who dominated the match in its entirety and Froch was lucky to have been given the win.

The Londoner appealed against the decision taken by the referee on the night Howard Foster Jr. and speaking to the media after the verdict, stated that the very fact that he is the mandatory challenger for the title to Carl Froch is what is important and as long as both of them want the fight, everything is fine.

He went on to add that if the Nottingham native doesn’t want the fight, then there will be no fight but the fact is, he will still be entitled to a shot at the world title and that is what is most important for him. He admitted he would love a rematch against the Cobra but that is out of his hands to a certain degree.

Carl Froch was vehemently opposed to offering Groves the chance of a rematch and had turned his attentions to the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as well as the American Ander Ward but his plans for the future will be changed with this ruling coming in favor of the youngster Groves and he will have to hand him a shot at the title or face being stripped of the belt.