George Groves loses appeal over purse split for Carl Froch rematch

Carl Froch and George Groves

George Groves has failed in his appeal to the International Boxing Federation over the purse split for a world title rematch with Carl Froch.

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

Because Groves is not considered a top 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.

Fellow Briton Groves, 25, said he was unhappy with several clauses in the offer.