Froch & Groves Make Weight Ahead Of Wembley Showdown

Carl Froch and George Groves are set for their rematch at Wembley Stadium connected by EE after they made the weight in front of a 5,000 strong crowd at Wembley Arena.

The pair face-off ahead of Wembley history-maker © Lawrence Lustig

The pair face-off ahead
of Wembley history-maker
© Lawrence Lustig

Froch defends his IBF and WBA world super middleweight titles live on Sky Sports Box Office in association with Betway against Groves in a grudge rematch of their epic encounter in Manchester in November, and the champion tipped the scales at 11st 13lbs 9oz – heavier than the 11st 12lbs 4oz challenger.

Lying in wait for the winner of the main event will be the victor from the chief support bout as James DeGale MBE (11st 13lbs 7oz) and Brandon Gonzales (11st 13lbs 8oz) who meet in a final eliminator for the IBF belt. That’s the prize also on offer when Kevin Mitchell (9st 8lbs 9oz) faces Ghislain Maduma (9st 8lbs 12oz) for the right to face IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vázquez

Jamie McDonnell is aiming to become a two-time world champion when he meets Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat for the vacant WBA bantamweight title, with the Doncaster man scaling 8st 5lbs 10oz and his Thai opponent at exactly the same weight.

The show begins at 6.30pm with heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua MBE (16st 12lbs) facing Matt Legg (16st 3lbs 9oz).

Courtesy of the Matchroom Boxing press office


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