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This Saturday night the biggest attendance in British boxing history will flock to Wembley Stadium to see Carl Froch and George Groves engage in pugilistic battle again.

Staging the fight has proven to something of a challenge for the Matchroom camp, even more so with England set to entertain Peru in a friendly football international on the Friday evening.

Ahead of the event, Eddie Hearn has spoken about staging this huge fight at Wembley Stadium and also the logistics of turning the stadium from one that stages football to a Boxing arena in such a short space of time.

First, on the subject of staging the promotion at Wembley Stadium,

“Everyone thought I was crazy especially my old man.”

“But we’re not kamikazes who said ‘yeah, let’s do it at Wembley!’ You analyze it, you look at the numbers, you look at the costs.”


With 80,000 tickets having been sold and a huge audience expected to tune in to watch the even on the Sky Sports pay-per-view facility, Hearn appears to have done his sums correctly.

But what about turning the famous stadium into an arena fit for Boxing in less than a seventeen hour time-span?

Apparently it is all going to run like clockwork. A dry-run was carried out ahead of schedule and although the final seat will be fixed into lace only 90 minutes before the Wembley gates open, everybody is confident that this really is going to be a night for British fight fans to remember.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 29 2014

Time: 1:00PM

 

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