Froch-Groves 2 confirmed for Wembley Stadium on May 31

04/03/2014 12:06

Wembley Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for Carl Froch v George Groves 2 on May 31.

A number of other venues were thought to be considered, but the historic football ground was chosen to stage what many are calling Britain's biggest boxing fight ever.

Froch (32-2) defends his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles against Groves (19-1) again, six months after his controversial stoppage win in November.

Groves floored the champion in the first round and was ahead on the scorecards, before Froch rallied with a ninth round assault, prompting what seemed a premature intervention from referee Howard Foster.

The rematch is expected to break the post war attendance record for a British fight, which is 56,337 for Ricky Hatton’s win over Juan Lazcano at the City of Manchester Stadium in May 2008. 

 "It needs to be held at a big stadium because it is such a good fight," said Froch. "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."

"The fight being at Wembley is brilliant news," said Groves. "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."

Tickets will go on sale next Monday.