Froch-Groves Rematch To Land At Wembley Stadium

By Terence Dooley 

Wembley Stadium will be unveiled as the venue for Carl Froch's WBA and IBF Super middleweight title rematch with former British and Commonwealth champion George Groves live on Sky Sports News on Tuesday afternoon.  The England football team's home ground has beaten Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and Nottingham's City Ground in the race to hold the eagerly anticipated fight, which takes place on May 31st

BoxingScene understands that the Sky TV team have already visited Wembley to work through the pragmatics of broadcasting a show from the 80,000 capacity stadium.  Wembley will host England versus Peru the night before, the venue will then welcome Sky, Froch, 32-2 (23), and Groves, 19-1 (15), as well as a huge amount of boxing fans. 

Tickets go on general sale next Monday (the 10th).  British fans will have to be quick off the mark, though, as the fight is bound to sell out quickly despite the size of the venue due to the level of attention that was generated when referee Howard Foster stopped Groves at 1:33 of the ninth round in November.  The 25-year-old challenger has protested the stoppage ever since—his appeal to the IBF garnered an instant rematch, but his efforts to get the BBBoC to overturn the result came to naught. 

Froch was floored heavily during the first stanza of their meeting at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena only to edge his way back into the fight when Groves's paced dipped in the middle rounds.  The 36-year-old believes that Foster denied him a clean KO, he is keen to prove his point in the rematch.  

The IBF confirmed that the rematch was taking place during a conversation with BoxingScene last month.  It was formally announced the next day—despite erroneous reports that official confirmation would take a few days—and British fans have been speculating over every aspect of the fight ever since.  With the lure of Wembley now thrown into the mix, the event will continue to grow and grow. 

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing. 
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 03-05-2014


Comment by Chrismart on 03-04-2014

Comment by Chrismart on 03-04-2014

It's a big stadium. But if Froch and Groves crank up their hate for eachother again in the build up..i think they could well sell out. I've been Wembley several times to watch Cup Finals ect ; I was sat…

Comment by LacedUp on 03-04-2014

[QUOTE=Fetta;14290390]I know its a big fight but is it really that big in the UK for Wembley?[/QUOTE] It certainly wouldn't surprise me if it sold out by May. In fact, I expect it to once Groves and Froch has given…

Comment by JFalu on 03-03-2014

It would be awesome to see a fight like this in the States. I know they're both from overseas. Just sayin.. Can't wait to see it though!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (38)
Top Headlines Klitschko: No Retirement, Joshua Fight Will Be Biggest in Years Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Juanma Repulses Me, I Will Knock Him Out! Jarrett Hurd vs. Jo Jo Dan Set, Jorge Cota is Now Out Badou Jack Thinks Ward-Kovalev is 50-50, Leans Ward With Pick De La Hoya Not Concerned With The Return of Richard Schaefer Andre Ward: Kovalev Won't Bully Me - He Tires, He Gets Frustrated Arum: Trump Thought of Andy Ruiz When He Said 'Bad Hombre' Tino Avila Wants To Dominate Ramirez, Fight For Title in 2017 Molina: Look at My Wilder Fight, I'll Raise Hell Against Joshua! David Haye: In 2017 I Will Be Heavyweight Champion - I Know It! De La Hoya To Critics: I Strongly Feel Canelo-Golovkin Will Happen Taras Shelestyuk Aims To Follow Gold Path of His Olympic Mates Brandon Rios a Free Agent, No Longer a Top Rank Fighter Katie Taylor Mulling Pro Move, Heading To Eddie Hearn? Fenech: Mundine-Green II is Bullsh*t Fight - Must Be Stopped! Nonito Donaire: I Want The Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Winner Next! Jack Doesn’t Take Much From DeGale’s Tough Fight with Medina Joshua's Fight Will Land on Showtime - Price, Jennings or Molina Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Could Air on CBS in Prime Time George Foreman: Joshua Could Be Become an All-Time Great Andy Lee Wants Tough Fight, Gennady Golovkin Showdown Carl Frampton: I'll Beat Leo Santa Cruz Even More Convincingly! Jack: DeGale is Very Tough, I’ll Win and Be Best at 168 Arthur Abraham Out Of Martin Murray Rematch In Monte Carlo Craig Cunningham Heading To 154 After Shocker Over Ogogo Photos: Juanma Grinds Hard For Wilfredo Vazquez Grudge Fight Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey Set, Heading To Russia Broner vs. Granados on Feb. 11, Thurman vs. Garcia on March 4 Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Unification Set For January 14 Hosea Burton vs. Frank Buglioni Lands on Anthony Joshua Card Claressa Shields Pro Debut Finalized For Kovalev vs. Ward PPV Payano Eyes December Return in Quest For Second Title Reign Jason Sosa Embraces Smith Defense, Eyes Three Fights in 2017 Arum Apologizes To King For Post-Presidential Debate Vegas Spat Felix Verdejo is Very Eager To Get His Hands on Terry Flanagan Bob Arum on The Possibility of Miguel Cotto vs. Timothy Bradley Abel Sanchez: Ponamarev Likely Back on Lomachenko vs. Walters Bryant Jennings Ready To Step In, Face Anthony Joshua on 12/10 Dereck Chisora: Dillian Whyte is Nothing - I Will Stop Him! Vernon Forrest - Third Man Has Been Convicted in His Murder

Latest Active Forum Threads