Joe Calzaghe blasts 'bulls**t stoppage'

Joe Calzaghe of Wales celebrates after his victory over Will McIntyre of the USA during their WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight on October 13, 2001
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Joe Calzaghe blasts referee Howard Foster's decision to stop the IBF and WBA super middleweight title fight between Carl Froch and George Groves.
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Former world champion Joe Calzaghe has blasted referee Howard Foster's decision to stop the IBF and WBA super middleweight title fight between Carl Froch and George Groves.

Froch retained his world titles after Foster ended the contest in round nine when Groves was on unsteady legs.

However, Groves had dominated the fight up until that point and all three judges were scoring the contest in his favour.

Calzaghe was not impressed with the referee and he took to Twitter to vent his frustration.


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2 AustraliaAustralia2125
3 New ZealandNew Zealand1012
4 Scotland flagScotland0101
7 Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland0000
7 Wales flagWales0000