Froch v Groves II Confirmed for Wembley Stadium

Boxing - WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title - Carl Froch v George Groves - Phones 4u Arena

Boxing - WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title - Carl Froch v George Groves - Phones 4u Arena

Wembley Stadium will host the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves on 31 May – and the fight could set a British post-War attendance record.

The current best is held by Ricky Hatton and Juan Lazcano, who fought in front of 55,000 fans at the City of Manchester Stadium in 2008.

Wembley holds 90,000, although a crowd of 70,000 seems more realistic.

The super-middleweight world title fight will be the first boxing event at Wembley since it re-opened in 2007.

Froch told Sky Sports:

[quote]”It needs to be held at a big stadium because it is such a good fight. I want to beat him and put closure on this whole Carl Froch v George Groves saga. It doesn’t get any bigger than this for British boxing.”[/quote]

Groves added:

[quote]”The fight being at Wembley is brilliant news. I’ve never boxed anywhere close to the capacity of Wembley. To be crowned world champion in my home town of London will be an amazing feeling.”[/quote] [box type=”info” style=”rounded” border=”full” icon=”none”]British boxing’s highest attendances since World War II
1 Ricky Hatton v Juan Lazcano, 2008 – City of Manchester Stadium, 55,000
=2 Joe Calzaghe v Mikkel Kessler, 2007 – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, 50,000
=2 Bruce Woodcock v Lee Savold, 1950 – White City Stadium, 50,000 (approx)
=2 Freddie Mills v Bruce Woodcock, 1949 – White City Stadium, 50,000 (approx)
5 Chris Eubank v Nigel Benn, 1993 – Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground, 42,000
via BBC[/box]

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