Froch And Groves Make Weight For Wembley
May 30 2014
Over 5,000 fans roar on both fighters at the scales
Carl Froch and George Groves are set for their rematch at Wembley Stadium connected by EE after they made the weight in front of a 5,000 strong crowd at Wembley Arena.
Froch defends his IBF and WBA World Super Middleweight titles live on Sky Sports Box Office in association with Betway against Groves in a grudge rematch of their epic encounter in Manchester in November, and the champion tipped the scales at 11st 13lbs 9oz – heavier than the 11st 12lbs 4oz challenger.
Lying in wait for the winner of the main event will be the victor from the chief support bout as James DeGale MBE (11st 13lbs 7oz) and Brandon Gonzales (11st 13lbs 8oz) who meet in a final eliminator for the IBF belt. That’s the prize also on offer when Kevin Mitchell (9st 8lbs 9oz) faces Ghislain Maduma (9st 8lbs 12oz) for the right to face IBF Lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez
Jamie McDonnell is aiming to become a two-time World champion when he meets Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat for the vacant WBA Bantamweight title, with the Doncaster man scaling 8st 5lbs 10oz and his Thai opponent 8st 5lb 1oz.
The show begins at 6.30pm with Heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua MBE (16st 12lbs) facing Matt Legg (16st 3lbs 9oz)
Saturday night’s running order (subject to change)
6.30pm Anthony Joshua MBE vs. Matt Legg
Jamie McDonnell vs. Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat
Kevin Mitchell vs. Ghislain Maduma
James DeGale MBE vs. Brandon Gonzales
9. 50pm ring walk for Carl Froch vs. George Groves