Groves an outsider
Sky Bet make George Groves 6/4 to inflict revenge on Carl Froch with a win in their rematch.
By Jamie Casey - Follow: @SkyJamieCasey
Last Updated: 13/02/14 2:35pm
Online bookmaker Sky Bet make George Groves 6/4 to inflict revenge on Carl Froch with a win in their re-match on May 31, 2014.
IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Froch defended his titles in controversial fashion when the pair went toe-to-toe in November.
'The Cobra' forced a ninth-round stoppage but referee Howard Foster was widely criticised for seemingly waving the bout off too softly, much to Groves' disgust.
As the champion, Froch is 8/15 favourite to win the re-match, but Groves' style proved difficult for the 36-year-old to cope with and punters are keen on 'Saint' George winning the re-match.
Sky Bet trader Ned Brooker said: "Both fans and punters have got the fight they were hoping for and we're certainly delighted given the first instalment attracted the highest stakes we've ever seen on a bout.
"When we opened the betting on a potential re-match in the aftermath of the first contest Groves was available at 13/8.
"However, our punters immediately got on the underdog and, now that the fight has been confirmed, the odds are even closer."
Groves went off as 100/30 with Sky Bet for the first fight, but is significantly shorter on this occasion, while Froch remains odds-on for the re-match having been 1/4.