Carl Froch has retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial ninth-round stoppage of George Groves in Manchester. See how the fight unfolded in pictures.
Froch was floored by a flinging right hand in the opening moments but clawed his way back into the bout and won a spectacular duel when referee Howard Foster jumped in to end the contest in the ninth.
Foster's intervention with Groves still on his feet sparked uproar, with both corner teams briefly squaring off in the ring while a crowd which had started off resolutely pro-Froch roundly cheered the challenger.
Froch immediately vowed to clear up any discontent by offering Groves a rematch - and insisted referee Foster had no option but to call off the contest.
– Carl Froch after retaining his WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title
"Howard is a very experienced referee. George had his head low and I had a free shot and the referee had a split-second decision to make. It was dangerous and he had to put the safety of the fighter first.
"Let's have a rematch and sort it out."