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22 JUNE 2018

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Groves: “Nottingham Is Not Big Enough’ To Stage Froch Rematch

George Groves says a 30,000 seat stadium in Nottingham is not big enough to stage his eagerly awaited rematch with bitter rival Carl Froch.


The are scheduled to clash for Froch’s IBF super middleweight title on a huge ppv event on May 31. Froch wants the fight to take place in his home city of Nottingham but Groves, from west London is not keen.


"The Sheriff of Nottingham - Carl Froch - has been tweeting telling us we all have to go to Nottingham but I don’t believe it," Groves told Sky Sports News.


"Eddie Hearn says this is the biggest fight in British boxing history so Nottingham just isn’t big enough - and it definitely needs something bigger."


Groves said he would rather fight at the national rugby stadium in Twickenham, west London.


"Twickenham is down the road from me and it holds 80,000," he said.

"I am not pushing too hard for Twickenham but if there is a place people would rather go to, I am sure they would rather go there than Nottingham.


"But it doesn’t matter because I will beat him in his own backyward if I have to."



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