Froch-Groves rematch will be at Wembley

Wembley Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for George Groves’ world title rematch against Carl Froch. 

They will meet again on 31 May after Groves’ challenge for Froch’s World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation super-middleweight belts in November ended in controversial circumstances when he was stopped in the ninth round.

The Hammersmith man was ahead, had floored Froch earlier in the fight and appeared to be well capable of continuing when referee Howard Foster halted the contest after a flurry of shots thrown by the champion.

There has since been a clamour for the pair to fight for a second time and Nottingham’s Froch was recently ordered by the IBF to fight Groves again or risk being stripped of the title.

It will be the first fight staged at Wembley since the stadium re-opened in 2007 and will attract a crowd of up to 90,000, which would be by far the biggest post-war attendance at a boxing match in Britain.


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