Carl Froch and George Groves are all set to get it on once again today, this time in front of an expected 80,000 fans at London's famed Wembley Stadium, making today's rematch for Froch's WBA and IBF super middleweight titles one of the biggest fights of 2014, and one of the biggest U.K. bouts of all time.
The fights go live at 1:00 pm EDT on Sky Box Office for the full event in the U.K., and HBO will pick up coverage this afternoon at 4:00 pm EDT, though they're also airing this morning's Donaire-Vetyeka fight on tape delay from Macau as part of that broadcast, and it seems that fight will go first.
Froch (32-2, 23 KO) and Groves (19-1, 15 KO) first met last November, with Froch winning via highly controversial stoppage when referee Howard John Foster stepped in in round nine, with Froch pouring on the pressure and Groves reeling somewhat. Groves dominated the early portion of the fight, including a first round knockdown of Froch, and a hard one at that.
Also on today's card, James DeGale (18-1, 12 KO) and Brandon Gonzales (18-0-1, 10 KO) will meet in an IBF super middleweight eliminator, with the winner in theory being in line to face the Froch-Groves victor; Kevin Mitchell (37-2, 27 KO) will meet Ghislain Maduma (16-0, 10 KO) in what could be a show-stealer lightweight bout; Jamie McDonnell (23-2-1, 10 KO) faces Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat (52-2, 34 KO) for the vacant WBA "regular" bantamweight title; and heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (5-0, 5 KO) continues his journey against Matt Legg (7-2, 3 KO).
BLH will have full live coverage of the entire card this afternoon. Join us!