London is undoubtedly one of the world’s great sporting cities and if you’re looking to attend a thrilling contest over the next few months, then you need look no further than the upcoming rematch between boxers Carl Froch and George Groves. Of course, they fought each other last year, when Froch retained his titles despite enduring a turbulent evening. The champion was knocked down early in the fight before getting up to record a late stoppage.
However, there was much controversy surrounding the decision as it appeared that Groves could have continued to fight. For that reason, it has been decided that they should fight once more, this time at Wembley Stadium on May 31st in what is sure to be an event to remember.The stadium has, of course, hosted many a huge event in the past, including the world title fight between Frank Bruno and Oliver McCall in the 1990s.Previewing the event, Froch said: “It’s fantastic because Wembley is massive – talk about making history. Everyone is interested in it [the fight] and it needed to be at a big venue. Nottingham realistically is not big enough.”It is set to be the biggest contest between two British fighters in some time and is certainly one to look forward to.”It will be great to look back and say I boxed at Wembley Stadium. It will be electric and the fact it’s in London, my home city, is another massive bonus. I can’t wait to be crowned champion in my home city,”Groves added.
Although Froch won the last fight, there is a growing sense that Groves – the younger of the two men – will be the man to beat.Fancy seeing the event for yourself? Book tickets and see one of the biggest bouts in British boxing history.
Remember that Wembley is moments away from the Montcalm Hotels on the Jubilee Line.