Carl Froch and George Groves will meet again at Wembley Stadium on May 31st, after the International Boxing Federation demanded a rematch.
The first fight was a controversial encounter, with Groves knocking Froch down in round one, but after suffering a barrage of blows in the ninth, the referee swooped in and halted the contest, declaring Froch – who had been behind on points throughout – the victor.
Their second match promises to be a similar classic, and with the iconic 90,000 seat venue of Wembley Stadium was confirmed, it is almost certain to break attendance records for a boxing bout in the UK.
The previous record was held by Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium for Ricky Hatton vs Juan Lazcano in 2008.
Naturally, both boxers were keen to state their confidence of emerging victorious ahead of the fight.
“This is a huge fight,” said Groves.
“It needed to go to an impressive stadium and Wembley is top of the list. For me personally, it’s going to be a great night.
“I was at that record-breaking Hatton fight: Wow, what an atmosphere. We’re going to have the same this time round, except I’m going to put Carl Froch to sleep as well. They’ve got that to look forward to.”
Froch had similarly strong words for his rival.
“I got off to a slow start last time,” said Froch, “but I found a way to win and managed to give George Groves a pasting in round nine. He was never going to see the final bell.
“We’re now going to get closure. I’m going to win this fight and I can’t wait to put him behind me. It doesn’t get any bigger than this.”
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