WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has admitted he has fulfilled one of two dreams in the build-up to his rematch with George Groves.
The Nottingham fighter beat Groves controversially in November, but will do battle with his rival again on May 31st at Wembley Stadium in potentially the biggest fight in British boxing history.
"There were two things i wanted to do before i retired - box on the (Las Vegas) strip and be involved in an outdoor stadium fight."
Froch's rematch with Groves has managed to sell 60,000 seats and hopes of another 20,000 tickets being sold are highly likely.
The first batch of tickets were sold within an hour and the bout will break the previous record held by Ricky Hatton who beat Juan Lazcano in front of 55,000 spectators in 2008.
Groves will have the comforts of fighting in his home city of London and Froch conceded that it does help his challenger.
"When i fight in Nottingham it's only down the road so you've got all your home comforts, you know what food you're eating, if a neighbour's dog barks or a car alarm goes off, you know you will not be disturbed," he said.
"But you get disturbed elsewhere - for the last fight there was an air conditioning unit next door and it kept me up all night. It's not an excuse, but it's something that isn't ideal during fight week."
Looking at the success of ticket sales this week, Froch will be looking forward to his rematch and doubts of fighting away from Nottingham will be erased come fight night.
When the pair met to confirm their clash at Wembley on Monday, Froch pushed Groves as they posed for photos.
The immaturity from Froch didn't go down well with Groves, who then received some trash talk from Froch's brother Lee, who was at the announcement to support his sibling.
A defeat for 'The Cobra' could see the 36-year-old retire and he plans to tick one more box before he considers hanging up his gloves.
He added: "The Vegas lights is the ultimate and that's a box i want to tick before i retire. But this is a fight the fans wanted, and i'm happy to give the fans what they want. An outdoor fight for a boxer is the pinnacle, to be honest."
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