Controversy over Froch win

The reaction to Carl Froch's win over George Groves in Manchester, after the Nottingham boxer was floored in the first round, but went on to win after the referee ended the contest in the ninth with both boxers still on their feet.

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Carl Froch: 'Referee right to stop Groves fight'

Carl Froch has defended the referee's decision to stop his world title fight with George Groves at the weekend.

Speaking to ITV News Central, the IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion doubted that Groves would have been able to continue fighting after the ninth round stoppage.

Groves had been leading on points when the fight was stopped, a result which was greeted with boos from the crowd.

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Boxing fans divided over Carl Froch victory

Debate raged on Twitter among boxing fans following Car Froch's controversial ninth round victory against George Groves in Manchester.

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Carl Froch retains world title with controversial win

Carl Froch has retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial ninth-round stoppage of George Groves in Manchester.

Carl Froch celebrates following a ninth round stoppage in his WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title fight against George Groves. Credit: PA

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.

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