George Groves has applied for a manager’s licence from boxing’s authorities because he doesn’t trust anyone to look after him following his controversial fight with Carl Froch, ESPN reports.
Londoner Groves was unhappy after being stopped by referee Howard Foster in the ninth round at the Manchester Arena and battled hard to secure a rematch, set to take place at Wembley Stadium on May 31.
It took a protest to the International Boxing Federation in New York to force another world super middleweight title bout – and it led to Groves deciding that he is better off sorting out his own business.
“You have to have a manager to be a boxer and you can no longer just appoint yourself as your own manager like the old days,” he explained to the Daily Mail. “So I formally applied to the British Boxing Board of Control for a manager’s licence.
“It’s taken a while because first they said I hadn’t done the form properly, then I hadn’t sent the two photographs. But it’s all done now.
“I’m taking charge of my own business because I don’t trust anyone at the moment.”