By Stuart Iversen
Carl Froch and George Groves have come face to face for the first time since their fight last year. The meeting took place at a press conference earlier today, to promote their rematch at Wembley Stadium on May 31st.
The first fight between the pair saw Froch retain his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial stoppage. This time round Groves is determined to even up the score.
“It was a stone-wall robbery last time. Everyone knows it. It brings me great joy that this is happening because otherwise this is not a fight that was going to take place.”
Froch meanwhile, is feeling rejuvenated after a Christmas off and is ready to hit the gym. “I’ve missed the gym, I’ve missed boxing, I’ve missed hitting the bag, I’ve missed listening to (trainer) Rob (McCracken), working hard on the road runs and that’s bad news for George Groves because I’m now excited and looking forward to getting back in the gym and getting in the ring on May 31 and doing the business.”
The fight is expected to break the attendance record for a post-War fight with roughly 60,000 to 70,000 people expected. Shattering the previous total of 55,000, set by Ricky Hatton’s fight against Juan Lazcano at the City of Manchester Stadium.