The rematch between IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch and fellow Briton George Groves will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on 31st May.
WBA and IBF super-middleweight champ Froch scored a controversial stoppage win over Groves in Manchester last November and a rematch was confirmed last month.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the venue was officially announced Froch said:
He told Sky Sports News: "When we sort of announced that we are looking at Nottingham Forest, we’re looking at Wembley, we’re looking at the Emirates, there were a few people complaining about me having hometown advantage.
"I didn’t like that because the job I’m going to do on George Groves is going to be so conclusive. I don’t want anyone to say he had the crowd. I don’t want any excuses. No more whingers"
I’m guilty of not giving George Groves the respect he deserves in the first fight. It was difficult to because he was talking so much trash."
Froch added: "I get to do it all over again, but this time I’ll finish the job properly, finish it conclusively and leave no question marks. I’m so excited that I’m going to give George Groves an absolute pasting in front of such a big crowd on a massive event. I cannot wait."
After hearing the announcement Groves too was excited about fighting at such a famous stadium: "It’s brilliant news for many, many reasons," Groves told Sky Sports News. "This is a huge fight. It needed to go to an impressive stadium and Wembley is top of the list. For me personally, it’s going to be a great night.
"I was at that record breaking Hatton fight, wow what an atmosphere.
"It wasn’t one of Ricky’s best performances, it wasn’t even one of Ricky’s best fights, but everyone had a fantastic night just because there were so many people in there.
"It was a great night of boxing and I think we’re going to have the same this time round, except I’m going to put Carl Froch to sleep as well. They’ve got that to look forward to as well."
Promoter Eddie Hearn made the announcement on Sky Sports early on Tuesday morning.
March 4, 2014