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IBF dismisses Groves' appeal over Froch purse

ESPN staff
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Froch beat Groves in controversial circumstances in November © PA Photos
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The International Boxing Federation has dismissed George Groves' appeal over the purse split for a world title rematch with Carl Froch.

Groves was beaten by super middleweight Froch in November but a rematch was ordered after the IBF ruled "inappropriate conduct" by referee Howard Foster.

But as Groves is not considered a main challenger, 85% of the money will go to WBA and IBF champion Froch.

The IBF board voted unanimously to maintain the 85%-15% split.

Froch, 36, released a statement last Friday claiming that his rival had turned down a seven-figure offer to fight again. Groves, 25, said he was unhappy with several clauses in the offer.

Arsenal's Emirates Stadium has been mooted as a possible venue for the rematch.

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