One of the most eagerly anticipated fights in British Boxing history is on. The rematch between George Groves and Carl Froch for the IBF and WBA Super-middleweight titles has been confirmed and will take place at Wembley stadium on Saturday May 31st.
Froch-Groves II is expected to smash box office records for a British fight and is likely to be the biggest rematch in British boxing since Chris Eubank took on Nigel Benn at Old Trafford in 1993.
The record attendance for a post-War fight was Ricky Hatton's bout with Juan Lazcano, when 55,000 fans packed into the City of Manchester Stadium in 2008. But promoter Eddie Hearn is looking at a figure of 80,000 on May 31st.
"This is a huge event and what I believe is the biggest fight in British boxing history. We are looking at crowds of up to 80,000 for this fight and it's a dream to make it happen", said Hearn.
“Quite simply, I believe this is one of the biggest fights in British boxing history.
“It was one of the most epic and exhilarating fights I've ever witnessed and I'm delighted the public are going to get a chance to see it all again. The unanswered questions from the first fight may now be answered.
“Get ready for a whirlwind of a build-up and an event and fight for the ages – Froch v Groves II is on.”
After the controversial ending to the first fight, George Groves admitted to being delighted to get the rematch:
"I'm really chuffed to be honest," he said.
"Not for one second did I think Carl Froch would take this fight.
"I went to great lengths to put myself in the best position possible to get this fight on. I'm truly, truly excited and chuffed to be here."
Ratings - World: 3/1,279
Ratings - British: 2/52
Residence: London, UK
Won: 25 (KO18)
Rounds Boxed: 176