A lot of people have said about Groves should have been given at least a count, but the rules state that in championship boxing there are no standing 8 counts and this is with all top sanctioning bodies. I'm not trying to defence the premature stoppage because I would have let it carry on. But Groves did take a lot of punches and Froch should have been allowed to follow them up, with over a third of the fight to go I think Froch would have had him out of there.
On a side note I think they should allow a standing 8 count in championship level fights as the referee could properly judge weather a fighters head is clear to carry on or not. That would have been better than would the referee did on Saturday and stop is like he did.