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Froch v Groves II – Confirmed!

It just had to happen didn’t it?

After the clamour from the British public and also on the back of the IBF ordering a re-match, there was a fair chance that Carl Froch and George Groves would climb into the ring again.

Their first fight, in Manchester, ended in acrimonious circumstances when the referee, Howard Foster, appeared to stop the fight prematurely with Groves clearly ahead on the score-cards.

Groves has petitioned several bodies to get the re-match and turned down one offer because the terms and conditions were not favourable with, reportedly, Froch’s camp wanting option on his next fights.

It had been suggested that Groves would only get 15% of the purse but the figures banded about today intimate Froch will earn £4 million for the clash whilst Groves will get £1 million.

As for a date and venue, it looks as if the two will lock horns on Saturday 31st May at a venue yet to be decided although the rumours suggest it will be at a large football ground, possibly the City Ground, Nottingham.

The last all-British clash staged at a football ground was the second fight between Benn and Eubank, at Old Trafford. After the first fight between these two pugilists, the second fight between Froch and Groves has all the potential to be as good, if not better, than that memorable night.

Bring it on!


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 13 2014

Time: 12:18PM

 

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