James DeGale is demanding an immediate rematch with bitter rival George Groves after Grovesl out-pointed him via 12 round majority decision in London on Saturday night.
Groves added the British super-middleweight title to the Commonwealth crown he already owns when he edged out DeGale by the slimmest of margins. One judge made the fight even at 115-115 while the other two saw Groves victorious, 115-114.
Understandably, DeGale was not happy with being defeated for the time as a professional and is demanding an immediate rematch. "He can’t be proud of that win,” said DeGale told Sky Sports News. “He beat me, but he nicked it. I want a rematch as soon as."
"How can a challenger nick a fight on the back foot like that?"
"I thought I hit him with the cleaner shots, I hurt him in the ninth round, and the last four rounds I won easy.
"He can’t be proud of that win. He beat me, but he nicked it. I want a rematch as soon as, but we’ll have to see what Frank(Warren) and the Board do."
Groves, however, has dismissed any possibility of a rematch just yet, saying: "He’s got nothing to offer. He’s got no titles and he’ll be coming off a loss."
May 23, 2011