Date: 1st February 2014 at 12:26pm
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As the negotiations for the IBF ordered re-match between Carl Froch and George Groves continue, it would appear that there has been an element of fall-out behind the scenes.

The IBF, as we?re all aware, ordered the re-match after they agreed with the Groves camp that the referee, Howard Foster, had probably stepped in a moment too soon in stopping the fight, with it being intimated that Groves wasn?t, at the point of the stoppage, in serious trouble.

Naturally, Howard Foster believed he?d done the right thing and in hindsight it?s easy to say he might well have done with us all being perfectly aware what damage can be caused by punches raining down on a helpless fighter.

However, feeling somewhat backed into a corner by the IBF?s decision, Foster feels that he had no alternative but to quit as an IBF official after the IBF publically criticized him.

Now whilst we may have stated, previously, we believe Foster stopped the fight too soon, it?s a crying shame that such a decent official has been forced into this action. Is it too late to hope common sense prevails and Howard has a change of heart?