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Froch-Groves rematch sells 60,000 tickets in an hour

A total of 60,000 tickets for the hotly-anticipated rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves were sold within just one hour of going on sale.

The pair came face-to-face for the first time since Froch was controversially named winner of the WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight championship in November.

The rematch will be held at Wembley on May 31.

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Trainer says Froch was 'psyching himself up'

Carl Froch's trainer says the Nottingham boxer used the pre-fight press conference to psych himself up, ahead of the fight against George Groves in May.

Froch pushed Groves away as the pair came to face to face in front of the cameras for the first time since Froch controversially beat his rival in their first fight in November.

Rob McCracken, who is from Birmingham, says Carl Froch is in a good way mentally, and does not predict any more clashes before the fight at the end of May.

Groves: Froch's press conference behaviour 'childish'

George Groves has called Carl Froch's behaviour in today's press conference 'childish' and 'shocking'.

His response stokes the fire that is building between the pair for a second time, ahead of their rematch on 31 May.

Froch pushes Groves as tempers run high at Wembley

Tempers ran high at the pre-fight press conference between Carl Froch and George Groves, as the Nottingham boxer pushed Groves away when the pair came face to face.

Froch refused to look Groves in the eye when the fighters were asked to face up, and when they went out on to the Wembley pitch, tempers threatened to get out of control.

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Tickets sell out in under an hour for Froch-Groves 2

Tickets for the rematch between Nottingham's Carl Froch and George Groves have sold out within an hour.

They went on sale this today, as the pair came face to face at the pre-fight press conference at Wembley Stadium, where the fight will take place in May.

Froch-Groves rematch: tickets on sale today

Carl Froch and George Groves during their first fight Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Nottingham boxer Carl 'The Cobra' Froch and rival George Groves will come face to face today - at a press conference publicising their highly anticipated rematch.

The showdown second fight has been scheduled for May 31 at Wembley Stadium, with tickets on sale today.

When the pair met in November their world title fight was controversially stopped by the referee in the ninth round.

At that point, Froch, the current IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion, was down on points. The stoppage was greeted with boos from the crowd.

Froch with the belt after his controversial win Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

'The Cobra', as Carl is known in the boxing world, defended the referee's decision, saying it was "right" to stop the fight.

When the rematch was announced last month, Froch said he was "excited" about it.

Both fighters and their trainers Robert McCracken MBE and Paddy Fitzpatrick will attend the press conference at Wembley Stadium today, along with show promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Carl Froch: Groves rematch fight going to be 'so sweet'

Nottingham's Carl Froch has told his 320,000 Twitter followers that he "cannot wait" for his rematch with George Groves, which is being labelled as one of the biggest fights in boxing history.

He also tweeted the fight is going to be "so sweet".

Froch lands a huge blow is the first fight Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

It was announced yesterday that the highly anticipated rematch between 'The Cobra', as Carl Froch is known in the boxing world, and George Groves, will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 31.

George Groves also took to Twitter, tweeting to his followers "Wembley Stadium... Who is coming?"

Froch will put his WBA and IBF World titles on the line in the Super Middleweight clash.

George Groves looks on as he floors Carl Froch in the first round in the last fight Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Froch says rematch with Groves at Wembley could make history

Carl Froch after winning against George Groves during the original fight Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Froch, 36, said he was proud to be part of a fight at the new Wembley, labelling the announcement as "massive".

"For me to be involved in an event like this is a very proud moment," he told Sky Sports News.

"With it being in the capital city as well, it just makes the whole history of the event phenomenal. It's fantastic because Wembley Stadium's massive.

What's it going to hold, potentially 70,000, 80? If we did sell that, that would be phenomenal.

Talk about making history, to go to a stadium like Wembley for such a big boxing match. Everybody's interested and it needs to be held at a big stadium really."

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