George Groves says he would rather fight Carl Froch in Twickenham - not Nottingham

Last Updated: 27/02/14 4:04pm

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Groves wants bigger stadium bout

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George Groves says Nottingham is just not big enough to house his rematch with Carl Froch.

The bitter super-middleweight rivals will meet again live on Sky Sports Box Office on May 31, following their controversial first fight last November.

"I am not pushing too hard for Twickenham but if there is a place people would rather go to, I am sure they would rather go there than Nottingham. But it doesn't matter because I will beat him in his own backyward if I have to"
George Groves

Froch, who's WBA and IBF world titles are on the line again has claimed that Nottingham Forest's City Ground is leading the way when it comes to hosting the second showdown.

All the talk has been of a stadium in London or Manchester but Groves says that a stadium that holds 30,000 (sitting) is not big enough.

"The Sheriff of Nottingham - Carl Froch - has been tweeting telling us we all have to go to Nottingham but I don't believe it," he told Sky Sports News.

"Eddie Hearn says this is the biggest fight in British boxing history so Nottingham just isn't big enough - and it definitely needs something bigger."

Pushing

Groves is a Chelsea fan but would rather fight at the national rugby stadium than a Championship football ground.

But even if he had to hand home advantage to Froch, he is still adamant he will win the rematch.

"Twickenham is down the road from me and it holds 80,000," he said.

"I am not pushing too hard for Twickenham but if there is a place people would rather go to, I am sure they would rather go there than Nottingham.

"But it doesn't matter because I will beat him in his own backyward if I have to."

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