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Froch vs Groves II: 60,000 tickets already gone for May 31 rematch

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Carl Froch and George Groves have already sold out the first round of tickets available for their May 31 rematch.

Laurence Griffiths

Tempers flared today when Carl Froch and George Groves went face-to-face, with Froch shoving Groves, but the real news is that the 60,000 tickets put on sale for the general public were gone within an hour for the May 31 rematch at Wembley Stadium.

Froch (32-2, 23 KO) stopped Groves (19-1, 15 KO) under controversial circumstances on November 23 of last year. The rematch was ordered, though Froch was initially not keen on going straight into it. The money available for this fight certainly makes it the right decision, however, and it will be the biggest fight of 2013 on British soil, without question.

Since Wembley Stadium can house up to 90,000, it is expected that at least another 20,000 tickets will be made available for the fight. Sky Box Office will televise in the United Kingdom, and HBO picked up American rights for the fight, as well, which was not the case the first time around.