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Hearn: Froch-Groves II Will Take British Boxing Up a Level

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

THE blockbuster rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves’ blockbuster rematch is set to be the richest boxing event on British soil EVER.

The May 31 Wembley clash could be worth a mouth-watering £15m.

As Starsport predicted yesterday promoter Eddie Hearn officially confirmed that the national stadium will host the eagerly awaited rematch between the two bitter rivals.

The IBF and WBA super-middleweight clash is being billed as one of the biggest fights in British boxing history and the financial figures could back that up.

Hearn is confident they will smash the post-war record attendance record for boxing in this country.

Ricky Hatton’s fight with Juan Lazcano at the Etihad Stadium in 2008 drew in a massive crowd of 58,000.

But Wembley will be initially set up to cater for 60,000 fight fans and that could be increased to 80,000 if ticket sales demand it.

Tickets for their first clash at the 18,000-seater Manchester Arena – which Froch won on a controversial ninth-round stoppage – sold out in 11 minutes.

And Hearn said yesterday: “Ever since I walked out at Wembley I knew this was the one.

“This is the first ever fight at the new Wembley Stadium and what better venue to stage the biggest British fight of all time.

“This is a night that will take British boxing to a new level.”

Gate receipts, a potential £5m from pay-per-view sales on Sky Sports Box Office, various sponsorships and the sale of international TV rights could all add up to £15m in gross income.

Both fighters’ seven-figure purses will come out of that total plus all the other costs that come with staging an event of this magnitude.

But it is still an impressive total as boxing hits the big time again this summer for the biggest domestic fight since the rematch between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in 1993.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Martian on 03-07-2014

Hearn needs to get over himself. Froch will take it with ease this time...

Comment by Djanxx on 03-07-2014

Another level? Hearn is full of ****.

Comment by A-Wolf on 03-07-2014

Promoter talk.

Comment by mattr on 03-07-2014

[QUOTE=Holywarrior;14300887]Another level of bad judges or stoppages?[/QUOTE] Cheer up, Mr Negative.

Comment by Holywarrior on 03-07-2014

Another level of bad judges or stoppages?

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