LIVE! Froch vs Groves 2 – The Weigh-In LIVE from Wembley Arena

Official Weights from London:

Carl Froch: 167.9 lbs.
George Groves: 166.4 lbs.

Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with a world featherweight title fight (Vetyeka vs. Donaire) from Macau. The main event of the day live at 4:45 p.m. (ET/PT) features a highly anticipated 12-round title rematch between super middleweight title-holder Carl Froch and top contender and arch-rival George Groves.

American boxing fans can catch a highly anticipated UK rematch and a title fight from Macau when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: CARL FROCH VS. GEORGE GROVES II AND SIMPIWE VETYEKA VS. NONITO DONAIRE is seen SATURDAY, MAY 31 at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team will be calling both events, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Other HBO playdates: June 1 (8:30 a.m.) and 3 (1:00 a.m.) – HBO2 playdates: June 1 (3:15 p.m.) and 2 (11:00 p.m.)

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George Groves Write-up/Blog: Tuesday, May 27

Froch vs. Goves II takes place Saturday, May 31 live on HBO beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Discuss the first fight against Carl Froch & what can fans expect to see in the rematch.

George Groves: “Everything for a reason” has been my mantra throughout this training camp and I strongly believe in its message.

Everything I have done during preparation, whether in the gym or at press conferences, has been for a reason.

Every punch I throw on May 31 will be for a very specific reason. And the fight itself is happening and was mandated by the IBF for a very good reason.

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Carl Froch Write-up/Blog: Tuesday, May 27

Discuss the first fight against George Groves & what can fans expect to see in the rematch.

Carl Froch: “For me to be involved in such a big event like this, it’s a very proud moment.

Through my whole career as a professional, I’ve never fought at a stadium. It ticks one of the boxes for me. Not many boxers get the chance to fight in an outdoor event, especially a stadium as fantastic as Wembley.

We’re going to get closure on this whole Carl Froch-George Groves saga. I’m really looking forward to putting on this display and putting him behind me in this fabulous stadium, in the capital city, on Sky Sports Box Office. It doesn’t get any bigger than this for British boxing.

I’m in a much better place this time and there’s certainly not anything he’s going to say that’s going to wind me up. It’s impossible. The hatred started when George was being really disrespectful and playing down my performances and writing me off.

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HBO Boxing After Dark Returns May 31st – Froch/Groves II, Donaire/Vetyeka

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American boxing fans can catch a highly anticipated UK rematch and a title fight from Macau when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: CARL FROCH VS. GEORGE GROVES II AND SIMPIWE VETYEKA VS. NONITO DONAIRE is seen SATURDAY, MAY 31 at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team will be calling both events, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

Other HBO playdates: June 1 (8:30 a.m.) and 3 (1:00 a.m.)– HBO2 playdates: June 1 (3:15 p.m.) and 2 (11:00 p.m.)

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World Championship Boxing returns on Saturday, May 17

Two of boxing’s top warriors make their 2014 debuts when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ VS. MIKE ALVARADO AND VIKTOR POSTOL VS. SELCUK AYDIN is seen SATURDAY, MAY 17 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from The Forum in Inglewood, Cal., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.

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Sergio Martinez Miami Media Day Quotes

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NEW YORK, NY / MIAMI FL (5/13/14) – World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son, SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ, opened up his Miami training camp yesterday and held an intense, two plus hour open media workout before a throng of media ahead of his upcoming world title defense and the most eagerly anticipated boxing event of 2014 against three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico, MIGUEL COTTO.

SERGIO MARTINEZ:

“This training camp has been tremendously efficient. Everything has exceeded all of my expectations.

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Everyone’s Got Pacman Fever! Pacquiao/Bradley 2 Replay on HBO

It may have been three days before Tax Day in the U.S. but that did not prevent Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO from filing a very happy return to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world championship throne. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative of the Sarangani province in the Philippines, won an emphatic unanimous decision on Saturday night while avenging his controversial 2012 loss to the previously undefeated two-division defending world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif.

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Video: 24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 Full Episode #3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjzX2oPf1y4

HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 17 Sports Emmy® Awards and produced 18 multi-part boxing editions since 2007, will look at the upcoming world welterweight championship rematch between Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr. with 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY 2, a set of three shows debuting SATURDAY, MARCH 29 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT). Spanning three weeks, the three unique programs will offer inside access to the two elite fighters and their camps as they prepare for their intriguing welterweight title showdown April 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Marquez vs. Alvarado: Saturday, May 17 Live on HBO – Tix On Sale Today

Boxing is back at the Forum (3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. 90305) and the historic inaugural brawl will feature four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL “Dinamita” MÁRQUEZ battling former junior welterweight world champion and the pride of Colorado “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO.

Márquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), of México City, a longtime Forum stalwart who never lost a fight at the legendary boxing venue, and Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), of Denver, CO., will collide in a 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title elimination bout on Saturday, May 17. The Márquez-Alvarado welterweight rumble will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. The winner will challenge the victor of the upcoming WBO welterweight championship rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, Jr. Márquez and Alvarado boast a combined record of 89-9-1 (63 KOs) — a winning percentage of 90% and a victory by knockout ratio of 71%.

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