Carl Froch v George Groves tickets for Wembley Stadium rematch reportedly sell-out within an hour of going on sale
Froch and Groves will meet for the second time on May 31 to contest the WBA and IBF super-middleweight world titles in what is set to be the biggest boxing event Britain has ever seen
The rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves at Wembley Stadium is reported to have sold all 60,000 tickets in under an hour, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is said to have confirmed.
Tickets for the eagerly-anticipated rematch, which looks set to become the biggest bout in British history, went on sale at midday on Monday, and the demand for a chance to be in Wembley on May 31 was so great that the ticket supplier’s website crashed within minutes.
However, sales quickly continued and Hearn, who promotes the WBA and IBF super-middleweight world champion Froch, is believed to have confirmed that the 60,000 tickets made available sold out within an hour.
Fears originally arise that fight night would be hampered with England set to play on the Wembley Stadium turf 24 hour prior to the fight, with Roy Hodgson’s side taking on Peru in a pre-World Cup friendly on May 30.
However, plans are in place to work through the night to convert the stadium, and at least on the ticketing front, Froch v Groves will comfortably surpass the attendance at the home of football the night before, such is the demand for the rematch.
The friendly with Peru isn’t expected to sell-out with previous friendlies seeing attendances between the 40,000-60,000 mark, with 85,934 tickets being sold for the November match against Germany. According to ticket marketplace Seatwave, the fight was expected to sell all 80,000 tickets within 24 hours based on the sale-rate and demand for Froch v Groves I.
Louise Mullock, spokesperson for Seatwave, comments: “Many were unsatisfied with the result last time, so fans will be hoping for a definitive result and Wembley is a fitting venue for arguably the biggest boxing bout in the last 60 years. However, one thing already decided is that, in terms of ticket demand, boxing is more popular than the national football team – something which I imagine surprises a lot of people.”
The last bout was dominated by the ill-feeling both boxers hold for one-another, and it seems the bad blood has already restarted when the pair met on the Wembley Stadium pitch as part of the pre-match build-up.
Former cruiserweight world champion Jonny Nelson soon tweeted the above picture, showing the defending champion Froch and challenged Groves clashing as they faced-off for the cameras.
Hearn is hoping that upon negotiations with Transport for London an extra 20,000 tickets can be made available.
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