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Glenn McCrory says Wembley is the perfect place to see Carl Froch

Glenn McCrory - Glenn McCrory Posted 5th March 2014 view comments

Wembley is the perfect place for Froch-Groves II.

It is already the biggest British boxing match for many, many years, so it is already a fight that everyone wants to see.

Everyone is talking about it so it needs the best possible place to hold it and that is exactly what has happened - adding Wembley to the mix really makes this a super-fight now, it really does.

Perfect host: England and Froch-Groves II are sharing the national stadium

Perfect host: England and Froch-Groves II are sharing the national stadium

The first one up in Manchester had everything - a fantastic build-up, a great fight, a controversial ending, a dramatic and angry reaction. Above all, though, there is unfinished business.

Because of that everyone is now waiting to tune in to see what happens. Now they know where it is going to take place, it has already moved up a gear.

Boxing is obviously eclipsed every week by the likes of football but every now and then we have a super-fight that overshadows any other sporting event.

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I have worked on the biggest shows we've seen in the last 25 years here on Sky and having covered some of the biggest fights the world has seen - and I mean the biggest - they do not come along very often.

But when they do, it is massive. Froch-Groves II is taking place at the national stadium and it has now become a national event.


The simple fact that we have not had a fight at Wembley Stadium since Frank Bruno beat Oliver McCall in 1995 shows you just how big this will be.

Boxing is obviously eclipsed every week by the likes of football but every now and then we have a super-fight that overshadows any other sporting event.

The football season will be done, the World Cup is just around the corner but for that short space of time Froch-Groves II will take over. It will be the biggest thing going.

There is talk of an 80,000 crowd at Wembley and you know what? I think they will end up doing that, I really do. But even if they don't, we are still talking about a huge attendance, which says it all. Say 60,000 and you are still talking about record attendance.

One thing that makes me think it will sell out is that 20 or 30 years down the line, people will be able to say: "I was there. I was at Wembley for the Froch-Groves rematch."

Those massive fights come along once in a while. The last one was probably Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank but that was not at the national stadium. Throw in things like Eubank and Michael Watson, Eubank-Steve Collins, Lennox Lewis against Frank and already Froch-Groves is right up there.

None of those took place in Wembley. One of the best things about a place of this stature is there is no home advantage.


There might be more people from London coming to watch, but this is a national event, being held in the national stadium so there is no advantage to be had, though I suppose Groves might be able to get a bus there and save some money!

The Olympics were held in London but they were watched by the nation and the same will happen with this one - I do hope is that we get the Olympians like Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell.

What we want, what all the fans want, is a spectacular night of fights and there is nothing better to get the nation behind than those youngsters who we all cheered on.

A lot of people might not side with Froch or Groves but will want to be part of such an event, so I want to see British boxing put on a stunning show that will grip the nation.

This fight needs a venue to match it and in Wembley, they have got just that. The biggest fight needs the biggest stadium, so where else than Wembley should this be?

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